leprosis

noun

le·​pro·​sis
lə̇ˈprōsə̇s
plural -es
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 9 Feb. 2023.

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