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

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, baltimoresun.com, 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, baltimoresun.com, 23 June 2021

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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 19 Aug. 2022.

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