red stele

noun

Definition of red stele

: a fatal root-rotting disease of strawberries caused by a fungus (Phytophthora fragariae) and characterized by dwarfing and sudden wilting of the plants and by reddening of the steles of affected roots

called also red core

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“Red stele.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20stele. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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