Definition of anthracnose in English:

anthracnose

Syllabification: an·thrac·nose
Pronunciation: /anˈTHrakˌnōs
 
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noun

A mainly fungal disease of plants, causing dark lesions.
  • This is usually caused by fungi of the subdivision Deuteromycotina
More example sentences
  • Other diseases include rust, crown gall, anthracnose and petal blight.
  • Diseases such as anthracnose, spur blight, and mildew may be more prevalent if irrigation is not accompanied by adequate disease-control measures.
  • In dry edible beans, anthracnose causes unsightly cankers on plant stems, pods, and seeds.

Origin

late 19th century: coined in French from Greek anthrax, anthrak- 'coal' + nosos 'disease'.

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