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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Webster Dictionary

  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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fomes

    fō′miz, n. any porous substance capable of absorbing and retaining contagious effluvia:—pl. Fomī′tes. [L., touchwood.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FOMES in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FOMES in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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