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