pasmo

noun
pas·​mo | \ ˈpaz(ˌ)mō \
plural -s

Definition of pasmo

: a widespread disease of flax that damages the fibers and reduces the yield of flaxseed and is caused by a fungus (Mycosphaerella linorum) which attacks stems, bolls, and leaves and forms characteristic circular brownish lesions on the cotyledons and lower leaves

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History and Etymology for pasmo

American Spanish, from Spanish, temporary paralysis, lockjaw, from Latin spasmus cramp, spasm

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“Pasmo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pasmo. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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