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Any of several fungal or bacterial plant diseases resulting in dark brown to black discoloration and decay of affected plant parts.
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(Plant Pathology) any of various plant diseases of fruits and vegetables, producing blackening, rotting, and shrivelling and caused by bacteria (including Xanthomonas campestris) and fungi (such as Physalospora malorum)
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any of various fungal or bacterial diseases of plants characterized by black discoloration and decay.
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