adustiosis

noun

adus·​ti·​o·​sis
ə-ˌdə-stē-ˈō-səs
plural adustioses
ə-ˌdə-stē-ˈō-ˌsēz
: a physiological breakdown of the rind of citrus fruit (as lemons) causing a reddish discoloration

called also red blotch

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adustiosis was circa 1928

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“Adustiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adustiosis. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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