noun fla·ves·cence \-ˈvesən(t)s\

Definition of flavescence



  1. :  a yellowing or blanching of normally green plant parts that accompanies peach yellows, mosaic mottling, and certain other virus diseases and is due to diminution of chlorophyll

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Origin and Etymology of flavescence

from flavescent, after such pairs as English abstinent: abstinence

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a brief usually trivial fact

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