anthracnose

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noun an·thrac·nose \an-ˈthrak-ˌnōs\

Definition of anthracnose

  1. :  any of numerous destructive plant diseases caused by imperfect fungi and characterized especially by necrotic lesions

Origin and Etymology of anthracnose

French, from Greek anthrak-, anthrax + nosos disease


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