root knot

noun

Definition of root knot

: a plant disease caused by nematodes that produce enlargements on the roots and stunt the growth of the plant

Examples of root knot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the tricks is to find an area in full sun that has not had root knot nematodes. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "It's easy to grow figs," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of root knot

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Root knot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20knot. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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