Stewart's disease


Stew·​art's disease
: a disease especially of sweet corn that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Erwinia (E. stewartii) transmitted over the winter by the corn flea beetle and that is characterized by wilting, stunting, leaf necrosis, and premature death of affected plants

Word History


after Fred Carlton Stewart †1946 American plant pathologist

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“Stewart's disease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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