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stem-end rot

[ stem-end ]
/ ˈstɛmˌɛnd /
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noun Plant Pathology.
a disease of fruits characterized by discoloration, shriveling, and decay of the stem and adjacent parts of the fruit and caused by any of several fungi of the genera Diplodia and Phomopsis.
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