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Noun1.heartrot - any plant disease in which the central part of a plant rots (especially in trees)
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
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This defect is allowed because most heartrot fungi present in the standing tree do not continue to grow once the tree is cut and processed [13].
Some trees were rejected because of extensive heartrot: in cases where we were unable to obtain a core comprising [greater than or equal to]60% of the geometric radius, we substituted the next nearest individual [greater than or equal to]10 cm dbh for the rotten tree.