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canker Tweet Definition of canker Like Definition of canker on Facebook
noun 
  1. (botany) A plant disease marked by gradual decay.
  2. A corrode, corroding or sloughing ulcer; especially a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth. -- called also.
  3. Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroys.
  4. A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog rose.
  1. An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths. Usually resulting from neglected thrush.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
  2. (transitive) To infect or pollute; to corrupt.
  3. (intransitive) To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.
  4. To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
     
chlorosis Tweet Definition of chlorosis Like Definition of chlorosis on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, chlorosis (medicine))
  1. an anaemia, due to deficiency of iron, characterized by a yellow-green colouration of the skin; greensickness
  2. a yellowing of plant tissue due to loss of chlorophyll
(wikipedia, chlorosis (plant disorder))      

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