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Any of several diseases of plants caused by certain fungi and characterized by dark spots on the leaves, twigs, or fruits.
[French : Greek anthrax, anthrak-, carbuncle + Greek nosos, disease.]
(Plant Pathology) any of several fungus diseases of plants and trees, such as vines and beans, characterized by oval dark depressed spots on the fruit and elsewhere
[C19: from French, from Greek anthrax coal, carbuncle + nosos disease]
a disease of plants characterized by restricted, discolored lesions, caused by a fungus.
[1885–90; < French < Greek anthrak- (see anthrax) + nósos disease]