green rot

green rot

[′grēn ‚rät]
(plant pathology)
A decay of fallen deciduous trees in which the wood is colored a malachite green by the fungus Peziza aeruginosa.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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These suffer from an effect called 'green rot' that occurs at high temperatures in nickel based alloys if not suitably protected.