tomato canker

noun

Definition of tomato canker

: a bacterial canker of tomatoes caused by a bacterium (Clavibacter michiganensis michiganensis synonym Corynebacterium michiganense michiganense) and characterized by elongated brown cankers on the stems and sudden wilting of nearly mature plants and by spotting of the maturing fruits

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“Tomato canker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tomato%20canker. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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