xanthosis

noun
xan·​tho·​sis | \ zanˈthōsə̇s \
plural xanthoses\ -​ōˌsēz \

Definition of xanthosis

1 : yellow discoloration of the skin from abnormal causes
2 : a virus disease of the strawberry plant characterized by crinkling and curling, yellowing and dwarfing of the leaves, and stunting of the entire plant

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History and Etymology for xanthosis

New Latin, from xanth- + -osis

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“Xanthosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xanthosis. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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