dry' rot'

1. Plant Pathol.
a. a decay of seasoned timber, resulting in its becoming brittle and crumbling to a dry powder, caused by various fungi.
b. any of various diseases of plants in which the rotted tissues are dry.
2. any concealed or unsuspected inner decay.


Pronunciation: (drī'rot"), [key]
v.i., v.t., -rot•ted, -rot•ting.
to undergo or cause to undergo the action or effects of dry rot.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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