klendusity

noun
klen·​du·​si·​ty
plural -es

Definition of klendusity

: 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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History and Etymology for klendusity

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

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“Klendusity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/klendusity. Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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