damp·​ing-off ˌdam-piŋ-ˈȯf How to pronounce damping-off (audio)
: a diseased condition of seedlings or cuttings caused by fungi and marked by wilting or rotting

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of damping-off was in 1890

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“Damping-off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damping-off. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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