damping-off

noun
damp·​ing-off | \ ˌdam-piŋ-ˈȯf How to pronounce damping-off (audio) \

Definition of damping-off

: a diseased condition of seedlings or cuttings caused by fungi and marked by wilting or rotting

First Known Use of damping-off

1890, in the meaning defined above

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