ufra disease

\ ˈüfrə- \

Definition of 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

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History and Etymology for ufra disease

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 22 Jun. 2021.

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