tobacco mosaic


Definition of tobacco mosaic

: any of a complex of virus diseases of tobacco and other chiefly solanaceous plants that in their typical manifestation take the form of mosaics

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First Known Use of tobacco mosaic

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Tobacco mosaic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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