Meaning of brown stem rot

brown' stem' rot"

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— Plant Pathol. Plant Pathol.
  1. a disease of soybeans, characterized by brown discoloration and decay of internal tissues of the stem and leaf, caused by a fungus, Cephalosporium gregatum.
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