phloem necrosis

noun

: a pathological state in a plant characterized by brown discoloration and disintegration of the phloem
especially : elm yellows

Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phloem necrosis was in 1923

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“Phloem necrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phloem%20necrosis. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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