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1. Any of several diseases of wheat caused by rust fungi, especially a destructive stem rust characterized by reddish blisters that turn black at the end of the growing season.
2. Any of several rust fungi of the genus Puccinia that cause these diseases, especially a form of P. graminis that affects stems.
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1. (Plants) a rust fungus, Puccinia graminis, that attacks cereals, esp wheat, and the barberry
2. (Plant Pathology) the disease caused by this fungus
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any of several diseases of wheat caused by rust fungi of the genus Puccinia.
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