- a state of decay in timber caused by various fungi, esp Coniophora puteana. The hyphal strands of the fungus are seldom visible and affected timber turns dark brown
- any of the fungi causing this decay
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Examples from the Web for wet rot
Sparrows were there, cats were there, dry-rot and wet-rot were there, but it was not otherwise a suggestive spot.
Spicaria, Fusisporium, various moulds, and bacteria may all be associated with wet-rot.