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wheat rust

noun, Plant Pathology.
any of several diseases of wheat caused by rust fungi of the genus Puccinia.
Origin of wheat rust
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • wheat rust is probably the most destructive parasitic fungus.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
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wheat rust

a rust fungus, Puccinia graminis, that attacks cereals, esp wheat, and the barberry
the disease caused by this fungus
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