noun Plant Pathology.
a symptom or phase of many diseases of plants, characterized by discoloration and decay of the roots.
any disease so characterized.
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Origin of root rot
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby root rot
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Example sentences from the Web for root rot
Both are associated with and are probably a cause of the root-rot of the cherry and other orchard fruits.The Cherries of New York|U. P. Hedrick
The former is more suited to the moister soils and wherever there is danger of root-rot, and the latter to the drier soils.Manual of American Grape-Growing|U. P. Hedrick