wet rot

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wet rot

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1. (Building) a state of decay in timber caused by various fungi, esp Coniophora puteana. The hyphal strands of the fungus are seldom visible and affected timber turns dark brown
2. (Plant Pathology) any of the fungi causing this decay
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I won't bore you with its technical Latin name; suffice to say it's different in both appearance and effect to the other types of fungal decay which rot our timbers, such as wet rot or cellar rot.