ufra disease


: a disease of rice (as in India) caused by an eelworm (Ditylenchus angustus) and characterized by first whitish and then brownish leaf tips, stem distortion above the last node, and arrested development of the ear and in heavily attacked plants by decay

Word History


probably from Arabic ʽufrah dust color

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“Ufra disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ufra%20disease. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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