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wet rot

noun

  1. 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
  2. any of the fungi causing this decay


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Spicaria, Fusisporium, various moulds, and bacteria may all be associated with wet-rot.

Sparrows were there, cats were there, dry-rot and wet-rot were there, but it was not otherwise a suggestive spot.

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