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Related to leprose: leprosy, Lepers


Scurfy or scaly; leprous.

[Late Latin leprōsus; see leprous.]


(ˈlɛprəʊs; -rəʊz)
(Biology) biology having or denoting a whitish scurfy surface
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Adj.1.leprose - rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
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compound species such as genus of Cladonia and one species of leprose lichen namely: Lepraria incana.
Metodologia de amostragens para monitoramento do acaro da leprose Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes, 1939) em cultura de citros.
2007), alem de doencas como a podridao floral dos citros, a leprose e a mancha-preta.
Thallus leprose, entirely sorediate LEPRARIA Thallus not entirely sorediate, partially corticated 2.
Leprose lichens have the simplest structure, consisting of a loosely woven network of fungal strands (hyphae) within which algal cells are embedded.
It is characterized by a dull, grayish green, leprose thallus and contains a terpene with an Rf value just above that of zeorin.
A leprose dos citros, por ser uma doenca cujo agente causal e um virus de carater supostamente nao sistemico, a presenca do vetor, Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes, 1939) (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) e a existencia de plantas doentes no pomar sao condicoes fundamentais para a disseminacao da doenca na planta ou entre plantas, em situacao natural de campo (RODRIGUES et al.
O acaro da leprose dos citros Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes, 1939) (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) e uma das principais pragas da citricultura por ser vetor do virus CiLV (Citrus leprosis virus) causador da leprose dos citros, uma das doencas mais graves da citricultura no Brasil, devido principalmente aos gastos necessarios para o controle do acaro vetor (RODRIGUES, et al.
Thallus sorediate, consisting of rounded areoles which break down into a leprose crust Candelariella reflexa 1.