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sore shin

noun, Plant Pathology
1.
a disease of plant seedlings, characterized by stem cankers that girdle the stem near the soil line, caused by any of several fungi, especially Rhizoctonia solani.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism
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  • These diseases are known as collar rot, damping-off, and sore shin.

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