melaxuma

noun mel·a·xu·ma \ˌmeləˈkümə, -ləkˈsü-, -ləˈzü-\

Definition of melaxuma

plural

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

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Origin and Etymology of melaxuma

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


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