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The pathological exudation of gum by a plant, such as a fruit tree, resulting from bacterial or fungal infection, insect infestation, or mechanical injury.
[Latin gummi, gum; see gum1 + -osis.]
(Plant Pathology) the abnormal production of excessive gum in certain trees, esp fruit trees, as a result of wounding, infection, adverse weather conditions, severe pruning, etc
[C19: from New Latin; see gumma]
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|Noun||1.||gummosis - pathological production of gummy exudates in citrus and various stone-fruit trees|
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
|2.||gummosis - disease of citrus trees caused by the fungus Phytophthora citrophthora|
brown rot - any of certain fungous diseases of plants characterized by browning and decay of tissues