Gummosis meaning

gŭ-mōsĭs
The pathological exudation of gum by a plant, such as a fruit tree, resulting from bacterial or fungal infection, insect infestation, or mechanical injury.
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The giving off of gummy substances as a result of cell degeneration: a characteristic of certain plant diseases, esp. of stone fruits.
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The formation of patches of a gummy substance on the surface of certain plants, particularly fruit trees, caused by sap oozing from wounds or cankers.
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Origin of gummosis

  • Latin gummi gum gum1 –osis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • gum +‎ -osis

    From Wiktionary