root gall


Definition of root gall

1 : an abnormal enlargement or swelling of or on the root of a plant commonly due to a parasitic organism

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First Known Use of root gall

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Root gall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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