[ an-thrak-nohs ]
/ ænˈθræk noʊs /

noun Plant Pathology.

a disease of plants characterized by restricted, discolored lesions, caused by a fungus.


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Origin of anthracnose

From French, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at anthrac-, noso- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for anthracnose

/ (ænˈθræknəʊs) /


any of several fungus diseases of plants and trees, such as vines and beans, characterized by oval dark depressed spots on the fruit and elsewhere

Word Origin for anthracnose

C19: from French, from Greek anthrax coal, carbuncle + nosos disease
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