stem canker

noun Plant Pathology.
a disease of plants characterized by cankers on the stems and twigs and caused by any of several fungi. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
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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