oak wilt

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oak wilt

n.
A disease of oak trees caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum that results in discoloration, wilting, and dropping of leaves, and often death of the tree.

oak′ wilt`



n.
a disease of oaks, characterized by wilting, discoloration, and loss of leaves, caused by a fungus, Ceratocystis fagacearum.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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The results from this study are comparable with other studies that have evaluated SF for efficacy against the oak wilt fungus, Ceratocystis fagacearum.
2 Oak wilt is an infectious tree disease caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum, which invades and disables the water-conducting system in susceptible trees (Live oaks, Red oaks).
2007), and widespread outbreak of the oak fungal phytopathogen Ceratocystis fagacearum in 1975 (Appel, 1995).