silver scurf

variants: or less commonly silver scab

Definition of silver scurf

1 : a disease of potato tubers caused by a fungus (Spondylocladium atrovirens) and characterized by silvery patches on the skin
2 : a silvering of citrus fruits caused by thrips

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“Silver scurf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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