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blister rust

noun

, Plant Pathology.
  1. a disease, especially of white pines, characterized by cankers and in the spring by blisters on the stems, caused by a rust fungus of the genus Cronartium.


blister rust

noun

  1. a disease of certain pines caused by rust fungi of the genus Cronartium , causing swellings on the bark from which orange masses of spores are released


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Word History and Origins

Origin of blister rust1

First recorded in 1915–20
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Example Sentences

Blister rust is like having the flu; the pine beetle is like fast acting leukemia.

Briefly, blister rust is an Asian fungus introduced from Europe to America around 1900.

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