Panama disease

noun

Definition of Panama disease

: a destructive vascular disease of the banana caused by a fungus (Fusarium oxysporum cubense) and characterized by wilting and yellowing of leaves and death of affected shoots

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History and Etymology for Panama disease

so called from its first occurrence in banana plantations of Panama

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“Panama disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Panama%20disease. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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