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citrus greening disease

noun
1.
Plant Pathology. a bacterial disease of citrus trees, transmitted by insects of the Psyllidae family.
Also called citrus greening, yellow dragon disease, Huanglongbing [hwahng-lawng-bing] /ˈʰwɑŋˈlɔŋˈbɪŋ/ (Show IPA), HLB.
Origin of citrus greening disease
so called because infected trees bear fruit that remains partly green
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