swollen shoot

noun

variants or swollen shoot disease
: a virus disease of cacao characterized by mosaic and shedding of leaves, dwarfing and mottling of pods, and especially by shortening and swelling of the internodes of the stem and of the roots

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“Swollen shoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swollen%20shoot. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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