noun adus·ti·o·sis \ə-ˌdə-stē-ˈō-səs\

Definition of adustiosis



  1. :  a physiological breakdown of the rind of citrus fruit (as lemons) causing a reddish discoloration —called also red blotch

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of adustiosis

New Latin, from Latin adustus + -i- + -osis

First Known Use: circa 1928

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up adustiosis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!