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stem canker

noun, Plant Pathology
1.
a disease of plants characterized by cankers on the stems and twigs and caused by any of several fungi.
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  • Infections can develop as a stem canker, a leaf spot, and a blight.
  • The branch samples provided are covered with stem canker.
  • stem canker lesion development was rated after the susceptible check had been killed by the disease.

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