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oak'-root rot"



Pronunciation: (ōk'rOOt", -root"), [key] Plant Pathol.
a disease of oaks and other trees and woody plants, caused by the fungus Amillariella mellea (oak'-root fun"gus), the fruiting body of which is the honey mushroom, and characterized by rotting roots, girdling of crown, and eventual death of the tree. Also called shoestring root rot.

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