chestnut blight

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chestnut blight

[′ches‚nət ‚blīt]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of the chestnut caused by Endothia parasitica, which attacks the bark and cambium, causing cankers that girdle the stem and kill the plant. Also known as chestnut canker.