leprosis

noun
le·​pro·​sis | \ lə̇ˈprōsə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of leprosis

: a disease of the sweet orange of undetermined cause that is characterized by the spotting of smooth bark and fruits and by the scaling of the bark on the larger limbs and sometimes on the trunk

called also nailhead rust, scaly bark

— compare psorosis

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History and Etymology for leprosis

New Latin, from Late Latin lepra leprosy + New Latin -osis

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“Leprosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leprosis. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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