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    • some of several diseases of pine woods brought…
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blister rust definition

  • noun:
    • some of several diseases of pine woods brought on by specific fungi of the genus Cronartium, leading to conspicuous blistering and sometimes dieback of affected areas.
    • fungus causing white-pine blister corrosion and achieving a complex life cycle calling for a plant of genus Ribes as alternative host
    • any of several diseases of pines caused by rust fungi of the genus Cronartium and marked by destructive invasion of bark and sapwood and producing blisters externally
    • Any of a number of diseases of pine woods due to certain fungi of genus Cronartium, causing conspicuous blistering and sometimes dieback of affected areas.
    • fungus causing white-pine blister rust and achieving a complex life period calling for a plant of genus Ribes as alternative number
    • some of a number of conditions of pines caused by rust fungi of genus Cronartium and marked by destructive invasion of bark and sapwood and creating sores externally
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