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phloem necrosis

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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.
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Origin of phloem necrosis

First recorded in 1920–25
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