polyhedrosis

noun
poly·​he·​dro·​sis | \ ˌpä-lē-hē-ˈdrō-səs How to pronounce polyhedrosis (audio) \
plural polyhedroses\ ˌpä-​lē-​hē-​ˈdrō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce polyhedroses (audio) \

Definition of polyhedrosis

: any of numerous diseases that affect specific insect larvae or decapod crustaceans, that are caused by double-stranded DNA viruses of a family (Baculoviridae) or by reoviruses of a genus (Cypovirus), and that are characterized by dissolution of tissues and accumulation of virus-containing granules in the resultant fluid

First Known Use of polyhedrosis

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polyhedrosis

New Latin, from polyhedron

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“Polyhedrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyhedrosis. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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