exocortis

noun exo·cor·tis \ˌeksəˈkȯrtə̇s\

Definition of exocortis

plural

-es

  1. :  a disease of oranges that is especially important in trees grafted on trifoliate stock, is characterized by peeling of the outer bark in narrow dry strips and by dwarfing of the tree, and is caused probably by either a virus or a genetic factor

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Origin and Etymology of exocortis

International Scientific Vocabulary exo- + -cortis (irregular from cortex)


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