klendusity

noun klen·du·si·ty

Definition of klendusity

plural

-es

  1. :  the tendency of a plant or variety to escape infection as a result of having some property (as a thick cuticle or hairy surface) that prevents or hinders inoculation :  disease-escaping ability

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Origin and Etymology of klendusity

irregular from Greek kleidoun to lock up (from kleid-, kleis key) + endysis entry, act of putting on + English -ity — more at close, endysis


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