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black arm

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noun Plant Pathology.
  1. a type or phase of bacterial blight of cotton, characterized by black, elongated lesions on the stem and branches, caused by a bacterium, Xanthomonas malvacearum.

Origin of black arm

First recorded in 1905–10
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