Meaning of stem-end rot

stem'-end rot"

Pronunciation: (stem'end"), [key]
— Plant Pathol. Plant Pathol.
  1. a disease of fruits characterized by discoloration, shriveling, and decay of the stem and adjacent parts of the fruit and caused by any of several fungi of the genera Diplodia and Phomopsis.
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