plural -s
: any of various plant diseases producing dark or black bark cankers
especially : a disease of the walnut caused by the imperfect fungus (Dothiorella gregaria)

Word History


New Latin, probably irregular (Greek χ being taken as English x) from mela- + Greek chyma fluid, from chein to pour (melt)

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“Melaxuma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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