chalkbrood

noun
chalk·​brood | \ ˈchȯk-ˌbrüd How to pronounce chalkbrood (audio) \

Definition of chalkbrood

: a disease of honeybees that is fatal to developing larvae and is caused by a fungus (Ascophaera apis)

Note: Larva affected with chalkbrood become covered by a white, woolly growth and then harden to a chalky white to grayish-black mass.

First Known Use of chalkbrood

1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Chalkbrood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chalkbrood. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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