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curly top

curly top

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Definition of CURLY TOP

:  a destructive plant disease of beets caused by a single-stranded DNA virus (species Beet curly top virus of the genus Curtovirus, family Geminiviridae) that kills young plants and causes curling and puckering of the leaves in older plants

First Known Use of CURLY TOP

1901

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