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blister rust

noun, Plant Pathology
a disease, especially of white pines, characterized by cankers and in the spring by blisters on the stems, caused by a rust fungus of the genus Cronartium.
Origin of blister rust
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These issues include white pine blister rust, dwarf mistletoe and mountain pine beetles.
  • blister rust infection and mountain pine beetle infestation rates are low.
  • blister rust, insects and drought are all affecting these forests.
British Dictionary definitions for blister rust

blister rust

a disease of certain pines caused by rust fungi of the genus Cronartium, causing swellings on the bark from which orange masses of spores are released
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