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Related to rust fungus: Rust disease
Any of various fungi of the order Uredinales, having complex life cycles and often reddish-orange spores, and infecting a wide variety of plants.
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|Noun||1.||rust fungus - any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants|
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
order Uredinales, Uredinales - rust fungi: parasitic fungi causing rust in plants; sometimes placed in
aecium - fruiting body of some rust fungi bearing chains of aeciospores
aeciospore - spore of a rust fungus formed in an aecium
Cronartium ribicola, blister rust - fungus causing white pine blister rust and having a complex life cycle requiring a plant of genus Ribes as alternate host
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