stigmonose

noun
stig·​mo·​nose | \ ˈstigməˌnōs also -ōz \
plural -s

Definition of stigmonose

: 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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History and Etymology for stigmonose

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 31 Oct. 2020.

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