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anthersmut a fungus causing a disease affecting plants of the carnation and pink family.
anthracnose any of several plant diseases caused by a fungus and characterized by the appearance of dark, sunken spots.
bacteriosis any bacterial plant disease.
bedeguar (Fr.) a soft spongy gall formed on the branches of sweetbrier and other roses.
cankery like a canker; full of canker.
clubroot a fungal disease which attacks plants of the family Cruciferae.
conky affected by the timber disease conk.
dieback a gradual dying of plant shoots.
enphytotic of plant diseases, causing a constant amount of damage each year.
epiphytotic a sudden outbreak of plant disease over extended geographical area.
ergot a disease of grasses.
eyespot a spot like an eye; any of several plant diseases causing eyelike spots.
ferrugo (Lat.) a disease of plants caused by fungi, commonly called the rust, from its resemblance to iron rust in color.
frogeye a plant disease.
gallnut a round gall produced on the leaves and shoots of various species of the oak tree.
gummosis patches of gum on fruit trees resulting from severe weather or infestation.
klendusic of a plant, able to withstand disease due to some protective mechanism.
klendusity of a plant, the ability to withstand disease due to some protective mechanism.
leafroll a virus disease of potatoes.
nutgall a round gall produced on the leaves and shoots of various species of the oak tree.
pelorised affected with peloria.
phyllomania abnormal leaf-production.
phytoalexin any substance produced by a plant as a defence against disease.
phytopathogenic of or like a phytopathogen.
phytotoxic harmful to plants.
phytotoxicity the state of being phytotoxic.
pseudomonad a virgate plant and animal pathogen.
rosetting the development of abnormal leaves as a symptom of disease.
snowmold a fungus disease of grasses near the edge of melting snow.
snowmould a fungus disease of grasses near the edge of melting snow.
sunscald an injury of woody plants caused by the sun.
tristeza (Portuguese) a disease of citrus trees.
uredine relating to uredo, a rust in plants.
uredinial of or like uredines, rust-fungi.
uredinium a uredosorus, a sorus or pustule in which urediniospores are formed.
uredium a uredosorus, a sorus or pustule in which urediniospores are formed.
uredo (Lat.) any of various rust fungi.
virusoid a small plant virus.
viticide a vine pest.