Definition of anthracnose in English:


Syllabification: an·thrac·nose
Pronunciation: /anˈTHrakˌnōs


  • A mainly fungal disease of plants, causing dark lesions.
    • This is usually caused by fungi of the subdivision Deuteromycotina
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    • 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.


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

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