Definition of polypore in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpäliˌpôr/


A bracket fungus in which the spores are expelled through fine pores on the underside.
  • Several families in the order Aphyllophorales, class Hymenomycetes, in particular Polyporaceae, which includes the dryad saddle.
Example sentences
  • See sulphur shelf and beefsteak fungus for the best-known edible examples; and polypores for some others.
  • A visitor this past Tuesday was teaching me a few of the dried-up fungi one can find this time of year in PA, mostly shelf fungi or polypores with wild names.

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Syllabification: pol·y·pore

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