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agaric

(ăg′ər-ĭk, ə-găr′ĭk)
n.
1. Any of numerous mushrooms having an umbrellalike cap with gills beneath, chiefly belonging to the order Agaricales.
2. The dried fruiting body of certain fungal species in the genus Fomes, formerly used in medicine, especially to inhibit the production of sweat.
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agaric

(ag′ă-rik) (ă-gar′ik) [L. fr. Gr. agarikon, a sort of fungus]
A toxic or hallucinogenic mushroom, esp. species of the genus Agaricus.
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agaric

a fungus of the family Agaricaceae which includes the common mushroom, with central stalk and a cap possessing radiating gills on the lower side.
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