Meaning of white rot

white' rot'

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  1. a decay of wood caused by lignase-producing fungi, esp. Phanerochaete chrysosporium.
  2. a fungal disease of onions and related plants caused by Sclerotinia cepivorum.
  3. any of the several fungi causing white rot.
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