brown root rot

noun

1
: a disease that most frequently affects plants of the pea, potato, and cucumber families, is caused by a fungus (Thielavia basicola), and is characterized by brown to blackish discoloration of the roots and stem base accompanied by decay of these parts
2
: a disease of tobacco and other plants comparable to brown root rot of fungus origin and believed to be caused by attack of meadow nematodes

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“Brown root rot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brown%20root%20rot. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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