the giving off of gummy substances as a result of cell degeneration: a characteristic of certain plant diseases, esp. of stone fruits
Origin of gummosisModern Latin from Classical Latin gummi, gum + -osis
The pathological exudation of gum by a plant, such as a fruit tree, resulting from bacterial or fungal infection, insect infestation, or mechanical injury.
Origin of gummosisLatin gummi gum ; see gum 1. -osis
(countable and uncountable, plural gummoses)
gum + -osis