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  1. Fomes, genus Fomes(noun)

    genus of bracket fungi forming corky or woody perennial shelflike sporophores often of large size; includes some that cause destructive heartrot in trees

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  1. Fomes(noun)

    any substance supposed to be capable of absorbing, retaining, and transporting contagious or infectious germs; as, woolen clothes are said to be active fomites

  2. Origin: [L. fomes, -itis, touch-wood, tinder.]

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  1. Fomes

    Fomes is a genus of perennial woody fungi in the family Polyporaceae. Species are typically hoof-shaped. New growth each season is added to the margin, resulting in a downward extension of the hymenium. This often results in a zonate appearance of the upper surface, that is, marked by concentric bands of color.


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