noun pso·ro·sis \səˈrōsə̇s\

Definition of psorosis



  1. :  a virus disease of citrus trees affecting sweet oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit and characterized by scaly bark and exudation of gum and in the later stages retarded growth, small yellow leaves, and dieback of twigs —called also scaly bark — compare leprosis

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Origin and Etymology of psorosis

New Latin, from psor- + -osis

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a brief usually trivial fact

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