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collar rot

noun, Plant Pathology
1.
a disease of plants, characterized by cankers that girdle the stem, caused by any of several fungi, as Alternaria solani.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • These diseases are known as collar rot, damping-off, and sore shin.

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