gummosis

noun
gum·​mo·​sis | \ ˌgə-ˈmō-səs How to pronounce gummosis (audio) \

Definition of gummosis

: a pathological production of gummy exudate in a plant also : a plant disease marked by gummosis

First Known Use of gummosis

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gummosis

New Latin

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“Gummosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gummosis. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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