wet rot

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wet rot

n
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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It didn't end there, with the discovery that the house also had woodworm, boring weevils (they only ever want to talk about wood, apparently), wet rot fungus and, pretty much the unbeatable card in a game of 'Things You Don't Want To Find In Your Floor Boards' Top Trumps, the death watch beetle.