wet rot

noun

Definition of wet rot

1 : a soft rot in which the decayed tissues are markedly watery
2 : decay of timber by fungi that attack wood having high moisture content

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“Wet rot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wet%20rot. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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