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blight

Veterinary medicine
A highly contagious pinkeye-like keratoconjunctivitis that affects cattle, caused by Moraxella bovis, an obligate intracellular, gram-negative aerobic bacillus, which is spread by direct contact or via the common fly.
 
Clinical findings
Purulent conjunctivitis, oedema, corneal opacity and ulceration, loss of appetite, weight loss.
 
Management
Long-acting antibiotics—e.g., tetracycline.

blight

any of various plant diseases caused by microorganisms, where the entire plant is infected and soon dies.
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In the present study, it is observed that the inbred lines viz., DMIT 105, DMIT 113, DMIT 118, DMIT 121 and DMIT 126 and hybrids viz., DMIT 105 x DMIT 125, DMIT 106 x DMIT 111, DMIT 106 x DMIT 121, DMIT 106 x DMIT 125, DMIT 111 x DMIT 113, DMIT 111 x DMIT 121, DMIT 113 x DMIT 118, DMIT 113 x DMIT 121, DMIT 113 x DMIT 125, DMIT 118 x DMIT 121, DMIT 118 x DMIT 124 and DMIT 121 x DMIT 123 possessed slow blighting characters.
(11.) See generally Colin Gordon, Blighting the Way: Urban Renewal,
(18) When Costco threatened to relocate in 1998, Lancaster officials relying on the old "blight" designation moved to acquire the 99 Cents property through eminent domain--with the intention of giving it to Costco outright, a tack which the courts, in a rare check on local blighting, condemned as "nothing more than the desire to achieve the naked transfer of property from one private party to another ...