rugose mosaic


Definition of rugose mosaic

: a highly destructive virus disease of potatoes due to the combined action of the viruses responsible for veinbanding and latent virus disease and causing dwarfed, wrinkled, and mottled leaves, stunting, and premature death — compare potato mosaic

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First Known Use of rugose mosaic

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Rugose mosaic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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