black point

noun

: a worldwide disease of wheat and other cereal grains that is caused by various bacteria and fungi especially of the genera Alternaria and Helminthosporium and that blackens the embryo ends of the grains, sometimes impairs germination, and lowers the market value of the grain

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“Black point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20point. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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