melaxuma

[ mel-uh-koo-muh, -uh-zoo-, -uh k-soo- ]
/ ˌmɛl əˈku mə, -əˈzu-, -əkˈsu- /

noun Plant Pathology.

a disease of trees, especially walnuts, characterized by an inky-black liquid oozing from the affected twigs, branches, and trunk, and by bark cankers, caused by any of several fungi, as Dothiorella gregaria.

Nearby words

  1. melanuric,
  2. melaphyre,
  3. melasma,
  4. melasma universale,
  5. melatonin,
  6. melba,
  7. melba sauce,
  8. melba toast,
  9. melba, dame nellie,
  10. melbourne

Origin of melaxuma

1930–35; < New Latin, irregular < Greek mélā(s) black + chýma fluid (with x- representing Greek ch-)

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