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anthracnose

[an-thrak-nohs] /ænˈθræk noʊs/
noun, Plant Pathology
1.
a disease of plants characterized by restricted, discolored lesions, caused by a fungus.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < French; see anthrac-, noso-
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Examples from the web for anthracnose
  • The culprit was anthracnose, a fungal disease best known for infecting mangoes.
  • Non-native plant diseases include dogwood anthracnose, sycamore anthracnose, and chestnut blight.
  • Although this growth may appear to be vigorous and healthy, it makes dogwoods more vulnerable to dogwood anthracnose.
  • The leaf disease, anthracnose, is commonly seen when the spring weather is cool and wet.
  • In addition to leaf damage, scientists suspect that pear thrips can transmit a fungal disease, maple anthracnose.
British Dictionary definitions for anthracnose

anthracnose

/ænˈθræknəʊs/
noun
1.
any of several fungus diseases of plants and trees, such as vines and beans, characterized by oval dark depressed spots on the fruit and elsewhere
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Greek anthrax coal, carbuncle + nosos disease
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