Meaning of bacterial canker

bacte'rial can'ker

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— Plant Pathol. Plant Pathol.
  1. a disease of plants, characterized by cankers and usually by exudation of gum, caused by bacteria, as of the genera Pseudomonas and Corynebacterium.
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