stigmonose

noun stig·mo·nose \ˈstigməˌnōs also -ōz\

Definition of stigmonose

plural

-s

  1. :  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)

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Origin and Etymology of stigmonose

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


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