adus·​ti·​o·​sis | \ ə-ˌdə-stē-ˈō-səs \
plural adustioses\ ə-​ˌdə-​stē-​ˈō-​ˌsēz \

Definition of adustiosis

: a physiological breakdown of the rind of citrus fruit (as lemons) causing a reddish discoloration

called also red blotch

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First Known Use of adustiosis

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adustiosis

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

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“Adustiosis.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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