gummosis definition

  • noun:
    • The pathological development of patches of gum on particular plants, such as sugar cane many fruit woods, caused by assault by bugs, microorganisms, or unfavorable climate.
    • The formation of patches of a gummy substance on the surface of certain plants, specifically fruit trees, due to sap oozing from wounds or cankers.
    • In botany, the formation of gum inside older body organs of flowers by the change of huge groups of muscle, as with the production of cherry-gum and gum tragacanth.
    • An abnormal production and circulation of gum from cracks or wounds of trees.
    • pathological production of gummy exudates in citrus and various stone-fruit trees
    • condition of citrus woods brought on by the fungi Phytophthora citrophthora

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