Cobb's disease

noun

ˈkäbz-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

after Nathan A. Cobb †1932 American biologist

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“Cobb's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cobb%27s%20disease. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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