root rot


root rot
noun
disease characterized by root decay; caused by various fungi
Hypernyms: ↑plant disease

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noun
: a plant disease characterized by a decay of the roots (as those caused by fungi of the genera Armillaria, Oozonium, Thielavia, Rhizoctonia, or Sphaerostilbe) — compare rosellinia

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Plant Pathol.
1. a symptom or phase of many diseases of plants, characterized by discoloration and decay of the roots.
2. any disease so characterized.
[1880-85]

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root rot,
a disease which affects the roots of plants, causing decay and death. Fungi or bacteria are either the primary or the secondary cause of the disease. Unfavorable conditions of soil make plants more susceptible to it.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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