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Lay term for a discoloration or superficial coating on various materials caused by the growth of fungi. It occurs in damp conditions.
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- 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.
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