white rot

noun
  1. a decay of wood caused by lignase-producing fungi, especially Phanerochaete chrysosporium.
  2. a fungal disease of onions and related plants caused by Sclerotinia cepivorum.
  3. any of the several fungi causing white rot.

Origin of white rot

First recorded in 1905–10
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