tobacco mosaic


nounPlant Pathology.
  1. a disease of the nightshade family of plants, particularly tobacco and tomato, caused by the tobacco mosaic virus and characterized by mottled leaves and yellowed, necrotic plants.

Origin of tobacco mosaic

1
First recorded in 1935–40

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How to use tobacco mosaic in a sentence

  • You, for instance, couldn't catch tobacco mosaic virus, and the tobacco plant can't catch the measles virus.

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