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earthstar

[′ərth‚stär]
(mycology)
A fungus of the genus Geastrum that resembles a puffball with a double peridium, the outer layer of which splits into the shape of a star.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Earthstar Primal Habitat website: www.geocities.com/newlibertyvillage/earthstar.htm; e-mail: cosmovital11@yahoo.com
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