Cobb's disease

noun \ˈkäbz-\

Definition of Cobb's disease

  1. :  a disease of sugarcane caused by a bacterium (Xanthomonas vascularum) and characterized by a slime in the vascular bundles accompanied by dwarfing, streaking of leaves, and decay —called also sugarcane gummosis

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Origin and Etymology of cobb's disease

after Nathan A. Cobb †1932 American biologist


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