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soft rot

noun, Plant Pathology
a disease of fruits and vegetables, characterized by a soft, watery decay of affected parts, caused by any of several bacteria or fungi.
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for soft rot
  • The pathogenic agents responsible for this disease, which is characterized by soft rot of leaves, had not been identified.
  • soft rot is caused by bacteria that break tubers down in a soft, slimy, stinking decay.
British Dictionary definitions for soft rot

soft rot

any of various bacterial or fungal plant diseases characterized by watery disintegration of fruits, roots, etc
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