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root rot

noun, Plant Pathology
a symptom or phase of many diseases of plants, characterized by discoloration and decay of the roots.
any disease so characterized.
Origin of root rot
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for root rot
  • For such a destructive organism, the root rot created amazing, beautiful patterns in the wood.
  • Using a doctors stethoscope and hammer required little effort to check trees for root rot.
  • Chickpea seeds are always treated before planting to control damping-off and root rot.
  • The scientists found no root rot in either cultivar.
  • However, seldom did a root rot become a serious problem in vineyards.

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