flavescence

noun fla·ves·cence \ -ˈvesᵊn(t)s \

Definition of flavescence

plural -s
: 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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