Stewart's disease

noun Stew·art's disease \ˈst(y)üə(r)ts-\

Definition of Stewart's disease

  1. :  a disease especially of sweet corn that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Erwinia (E. stewartii) transmited over the winter by the corn flea beetle and that is characterized by wilting, stunting, leaf necrosis, and premature death of affected plants

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Origin and Etymology of stewart's disease

after Fred Carlton Stewart †1946 American plant pathologist

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