[ kluhb-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈklʌbˌrut, -ˌrʊt /
Plant Pathology. a disease of cabbage and other cruciferous plants, characterized by enlarged, malformed roots, caused by a slime mold, Plasmodiophora brassicae.
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British Dictionary definitions for club root
a disease of cabbages and related plants, caused by the fungus Plasmodiophora brassicae, in which the roots become thickened and distorted
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