Definition of stopback
: 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
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Origin and Etymology of stopback
from stop back, verb
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