stigmonose

noun

stig·​mo·​nose
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

Etymology

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

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“Stigmonose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stigmonose. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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