a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark
canker, canker sore(noun)
an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)
a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of
"racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation"; "according to him, I was the canker in their midst"
become infected with a canker
infect with a canker
A plant disease marked by gradual decay.
A corroding or sloughing ulcer; especially a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth.
Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroys.
A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog rose.
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.
An avian disease affecting doves, poultry, parrots but also birds of prey caused by Trichomonas gallinae
To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
To infect or pollute; to corrupt.
To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.
To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
Origin: canker, cancre, cancer, akin to Dutch kanker, Old High German chanchar. From cancer; or if a native word, compare Greek excrescence on tree, gangrene.
a corroding or sloughing ulcer; esp. a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth; -- called also water canker, canker of the mouth, and noma
anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroy
a disease incident to trees, causing the bark to rot and fall off
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
a kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog-rose
to affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume
to infect or pollute; to corrupt
to waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral
to be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous
Origin: [OE. canker, cancre, AS. cancer (akin to D. kanker, OHG chanchar.), fr. L. cancer a cancer; or if a native word, cf. Gr. excrescence on tree, gangrene. Cf. also OF. cancre, F. chancere, fr. L. cancer. See cancer, and cf. Chancre.]
Canker and anthracnose are general terms for a large number of different plant diseases, characterised by broadly similar symptoms including the appearance of small areas of dead tissue, which grow slowly, often over a period of years. Some are of only minor consequence, but others are ultimately lethal, and of major economic importance in agriculture and horticulture. Different cankers and anthracnoses are caused by a wide range of organisms, including fungi, bacteria, mycoplasmas and viruses. The majority of canker-causing organisms are tied to a unique host species or genus, but a few will attack a wider range of plants. Canker can be spread by weather and animals, making an area that even has a slight amount of canker hazardous. Some cankers are treatable with fungicides or bactericides, but many are not; often the only treatment available is to destroy the infected plant to prevent the disease from spreading to other plants.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kang′kėr, n. an eating sore: a gangrene: a disease in trees, or in horses' feet: anything that corrupts, consumes, irritates, or decays.—v.t. to eat into, corrupt, or destroy: to infect or pollute: to make sour and ill-conditioned.—v.i. to grow corrupt: to decay.—adj. Cank′ered, corroded: venomous, malignant: soured: crabbed.—adv. Cank′eredly.—n. Cank′eredness.—adj. Cank′erous, corroding like a canker.—n. Cank′er-worm, a worm that cankers or eats into plants.—adj. Cank′ery, affected with canker: (Scot.) crabbed. [L. cancer, a crab, gangrene.]
The numerical value of canker in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of canker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of canker in a Sentence
I found that 2,000 milligrams of lysine, taken every day, has eliminated my canker sores.
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