black stem


Definition of black stem

: any of various diseases of plants characterized by darkening of the stem: such as
a : a disease of alfalfa caused by a fungus (Ascochyta imperfecta)
b : a disease of cabbage and cauliflower caused by a fungus (Phoma lingam)

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“Black stem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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