pink rot

noun

Definition of pink rot

  1. 1 :  a destructive disease of potato tubers caused by a fungus (Phytophtora erythroseptica) characterized by a wet rot and pinkish color of the cut tuber surfaces when exposed to the air

  2. 2 :  a rot of apples caused by a saprophytic fungus (Tricothecium roseum)

  3. 3 :  a watery soft rot of celery caused by a fungus (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum)

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