root disease

noun

Definition of root disease

: a disease affecting a root system or attacking a plant primarily through the roots especially : a stunting and deterioration of sugarcane caused by unfavorable soil conditions and attacks of fungi of the genus Pythium (especially P. arrhenomanes)

called also Lahaina disease

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“Root disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20disease. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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