ˈstigməˌnōs also -ōz
plural -s
: a disease characterized by translucent dots in leaves and spotting, dimpling, malformation, and sometimes dwarfing of fruits and caused by punctures made by small insects (such as aphids, thrips, or leafhoppers)

Word History


stigmo- (from Latin stigmat-, stigma) + Greek nosos disease

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“Stigmonose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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