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mildew/mil·dew/ (mil´doo) colloquialism for any superficial fungous growth on plants or any organic material.
a visible growth of any of numerous species of saprophytic fungi. Mildew causes discoloration and weakening of fabrics and fibers.
Lay term for a discoloration or superficial coating on various materials caused by the growth of fungi. It occurs in damp conditions.
- a plant disease caused by a fungus.
- any fungus, such as Erysiphe, that causes cereal mildew.
- a fungus in the mycelial state, growing over a substrate without obvious fruiting bodies.