bacterial canker

noun

Definition of bacterial canker

  1. :  any of various plant diseases caused by bacteria and characterized by the formation of cankers: such as a :  a disease of stone fruits (such as plums and cherries) caused by bacteria of the genus Pseudomonas and marked by cankers on affected branches with copious exudation of gum and often severe dieback of affected areas b :  tomato canker

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Circa 1905

First Known Use of bacterial canker

circa 1905


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bacterial canker? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!