Meaning of leaf scald

leaf' scald"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Plant Pathol. Plant Pathol.
  1. a bacterial disease of sugarcane, characterized by irregular, bleached streaks on the leaves and defoliation and caused esp. by Bacterium albilineans.
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