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Medical Term:

Gyromitra esculenta

Pronunciation: gi'ro-me'tra es'kyu-len'ta


A species of mushroom that may produce a monomethylhydrazine toxin that causes nausea, diarrhea, and other symptoms; in severe cases death may occur.

Synonym(s): Helvella esculenta

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