black root rot
noun Plant Pathology.
any of several diseases of plants characterized by black or brown lesions on the root.
a common disease of the apple caused by the fungus Xylaria mali.
a disease of tobacco caused by the fungus Thielaviopsis basicola and characterized by retarded growth and wilting.
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Origin of black root rot
First recorded in 1905–10
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