dry rot


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dry rot

n.
1. A fungal disease that causes timber to become brittle and crumble into powder.
2. A plant disease in which the plant tissue remains relatively dry while fungi invade and ultimately decay bulbs, fruits, or woody tissues.

dry rot

n
1. (Biology) crumbling and drying of timber, bulbs, potatoes, or fruit, caused by saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungi
2. (Biology) any fungus causing this decay, esp of the genus Merulius
3. moral degeneration or corrupt practices, esp when previously unsuspected

dry′ rot′


n.
1.
a. a decay of seasoned timber, resulting in its becoming brittle and crumbling to a dry powder, caused by various fungi.
b. any of various diseases of plants in which the rotted tissues are dry.
2. any concealed or unsuspected inner decay.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dry rot - a crumbling and drying of timber or bulbs or potatoes or fruit caused by a fungus
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
2.dry rot - a fungus causing dry rot
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
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It looks as if Symond were a sparing man in his way and constructed his inn of old building materials which took kindly to the dry rot and to dirt and all things decaying and dismal, and perpetuated Symond's memory with congenial shabbiness.
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In cases of wet and dry rot, as well as many cases of insect infestation, the source of the problem is generally excess moisture.
Basidiomycetes also include brown rot fungi such as the dry rot that can destroy houses by breaking down the cellulose in the construction wood.
Grade II-listed Cradley Heath Baptist Church has been awarded pounds 106,0 in grants from English Heritage towards major structural work including repairs to dry rot in its roof timbers - leaving the congregation still needing the extra cash.
uk QMy house had dry rot and I spent a lot getting it repaired.
Fungus", Wet Rot, Dry Rot And Bacteria Presence, growth, proliferation, spread or any activity of "fungus", wet or dry rot or bacteria.
In 2005, funds of pounds 80,000 were set aside to repair the handpainted roof and to get rid of dry rot.