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Related to blister rust: Cronartium ribicola
Any of several diseases of certain pine trees caused by fungi of the genus Cronartium, resulting in conspicuous blistering, dieback of affected areas, and often death of the tree.
(Plant Pathology) a disease of certain pines caused by rust fungi of the genus Cronartium, causing swellings on the bark from which orange masses of spores are released
a disease, esp. of white pines, characterized by cankers and in the spring by blisters on the stems, caused by a rust fungus of the genus Cronartium.
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|Noun||1.||blister rust - any of several diseases of pines caused by rust fungi of the genus Cronartium and marked by destructive invasion of bark and sapwood and producing blisters externally|
rust - a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi
|2.||blister rust - fungus causing white pine blister rust and having a complex life cycle requiring a plant of genus Ribes as alternate host|