coprinus meaning

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  • Noun: Coprinus
    1. Genus of black-spotted agarics in which the cap breaks down at maturity into an inky fluid; sometimes placed in its own family Coprinaceae
      - genus Coprinus

    Type of: fungus genus

    Part of: Agaricaceae, family Agaricaceae

    Encyclopedia: Coprinus

  • [Medicine]
    A genus of black-spored basidiomycetous fungi of the family Coprinaceae,order Agaricales; some species are edible.


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  1. research of eaterase isozymes of mylecia of coprinus conmatus
  2. On at least one occasion they have been mistaken for " Coprinus comatus ".
  3. Coprinus comatus is not to be confused with the common Ink Cap, which contains coprine and can induce coprine poisoning.
  4. The Coprinus atramentarius are parasites that live on rotting wood, and their presence can mean impending doom for the tree host.
  5. Some fungal air-borne allergens such as " Coprinus comatus " are associated with worsening of eczematous skin lesions.

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