gum·​mo·​sis ˌgə-ˈmō-səs How to pronounce gummosis (audio)
: a pathological production of gummy exudate in a plant
also : a plant disease marked by gummosis

Examples of gummosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s known as gummosis when the globs appear on peach fruits, branches or the trunk. Ellen Nibali,, 23 June 2021 Some specific causes for gummosis include Oriental fruit moth feeding, plum curculio egg-laying and feeding, and excess soil water. Ellen Nibali,, 23 June 2021

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gummosis was in 1882

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“Gummosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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