root gall

noun

Definition of root gall

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

First Known Use of root gall

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Root gall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20gall. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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