plant disease


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Noun1.plant disease - a disease that affects plantsplant disease - a disease that affects plants  
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
blight - any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting
leaf disease - any plant disease localized in the foliage
rust - a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi
blackheart - any of various diseases in which the central tissues blacken
black knot - disease of plum and cherry trees characterized by black excrescences on the branches
black rot - a fungous disease causing darkening and decay of the leaves of fruits and vegetables
black spot - any of several fungous diseases of plants that produce small black spots on the plant
bottom rot - fungous disease of lettuce that first rots lower leaves and spreads upward
brown rot - any of certain fungous diseases of plants characterized by browning and decay of tissues
gummosis - pathological production of gummy exudates in citrus and various stone-fruit trees
canker - a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark
cotton ball - a fungus disease of cranberries
crown gall - a bacterial disease of plants (especially pome and stone fruits and grapes and roses) which forms excrescences on the stem near the ground
crown wart - a fungous disease of alfalfa which forms white excrescences at the base of the stem
damping off - a plant disease caused by a fungus; diseased condition of seedlings in excessive moisture
dieback - a disease of plants characterized by the gradual dying of the young shoots starting at the tips and progressing to the larger branches
dry rot - a crumbling and drying of timber or bulbs or potatoes or fruit caused by a fungus
heartrot - any plant disease in which the central part of a plant rots (especially in trees)
mosaic - viral disease in solanaceous plants (tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco) resulting in mottling and often shriveling of the leaves
rhizoctinia disease - disease caused by rhizoctinia or fungi of Pellicularia and Corticium
pink disease - serious bark disease of many tropical crop trees (coffee, citrus, rubber); branches have a covering of pink hyphae
potato wart - fungous disease causing dark warty spongy excrescences in the eyes of potato tubers
root rot - disease characterized by root decay; caused by various fungi
scorch - a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues
sweet-potato ring rot - disease of sweet potatoes in which roots are girdled by rings of dry rot
sclerotium disease, sclerotium rot - plant disease cause by fungi of the genus Sclerotium; also one in which sclerotia are formed
Dutch elm disease - disease of elms caused by a fungus
ergot - a plant disease caused by the ergot fungus
foot rot - plant disease in which the stem or trunk rots at the base
pinkroot - a fungal disease of onions
wilt, wilt disease - any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots
smut - destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores
soft rot - mushy or slimy decay of plants caused by bacteria or fungi
yellow dwarf - any of several virus diseases of plants characterized by stunting and yellowing of the leaves
yellow spot - any of several fungous or viral diseases characterized by yellow spotting on the leaves
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