adustiosis

noun
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

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.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of adustiosis

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adustiosis

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

Learn More About adustiosis

Time Traveler for adustiosis

Time Traveler

The first known use of adustiosis was circa 1928

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near adustiosis

adust

adustiosis

ad usum Delphini

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for adustiosis

Cite this Entry

“Adustiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adustiosis. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!