phloem necrosis


noun Plant Pathology.

a disease of the American elm caused by a mycoplasmalike organism, characterized by yellowing and necrosis of the foliage and yellowish-brown discoloration of the phloem.

Nearby words

  1. phlegmonous gastritis,
  2. phlegmonous mastitis,
  3. phlegmy,
  4. phlm.,
  5. phloem,
  6. phloem ray,
  7. phlogistic,
  8. phlogiston,
  9. phlogopite,
  10. phlorizin

Origin of phloem necrosis

First recorded in 1920–25

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