stopback

noun

: a condition in peach and pear nursery stock caused by the attack of the tarnished plant bug (Lygus oblineatus) and characterized by the death of the tender terminal bud of the principal shoot and the forcing of the development of lateral shoots

Word History

Etymology

from stop back, verb

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“Stopback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stopback. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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