pink rot


Definition of pink rot

1 : a destructive disease of potato tubers caused by a fungus (Phytophthora erythroseptica) characterized by a wet rot and pinkish color of the cut tuber surfaces when exposed to the air
2 : a rot of apples caused by a saprophytic fungus (Tricothecium roseum)
3 : a watery soft rot of celery caused by a fungus (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum)

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“Pink rot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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