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citrus greening disease

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noun
Plant Pathology. a bacterial disease of citrus trees, transmitted by insects of the Psyllidae family.
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Also called citrus greening, yellow dragon disease, Huang·long·bing [hwahng-lawng-bing], /ˈʰwɑŋˈlɔŋˈbɪŋ/, HLB .

Origin of citrus greening disease

So called because infected trees bear fruit that remains partly green

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