• WordNet 3.6
    • n Corticium genus of fungi having simple smooth sporophores; some are parasitic on wood or economic crops; some species formerly placed in form genus Rhizoctinia
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corticium A large genus of hymenomycetous fungi, of the family Auricularini, having an even, fleshy hymenium, which collapses when dry. The species grow on dead wood.
    • n corticium The typical genus of the family Corticiidæ, having candelabra, and having the spicules simply scattered through the mesoderm, not forming a continuous skeleton. C. candelabrum is an example.
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