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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
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The tree looks or appears normal and suddenly starts to wilt and within a couple of days is completely wilted and dies observance of tree trunk and main branches reveal gummosis of different colors, forms and intensities coming out at different positions on the tree.
Identification of the causal agent and importance of gummosis in the citrus region of Huimanguillo, Tabasco, Mexico
The tree infected with MQD shows the symptoms of gummosis, canker formation, bark splitting, drying of twigs, branches and curling of leaves (Masood et al.
2004, Gummosis (Botryodiplodia or Lasiodiplodia theobromae) (Khanzada et at, 2004, Pathan et at, 2005), Ball formation on mango trunk and branches (Jiskani, 2006) and mango sudden decline