thread blight


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thread blight

[′thred ‚blīt]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of a number of tropical and semitropical woody plants, including cocoa and tea, caused by species of Pellicularia and Marasmius which form filamentous mycelia on the surface of twigs and leaves.
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