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citrus canker

noun, Plant Pathology
1.
a disease of citrus trees caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas citri, characterized by spongy eruptions on leaves and fruit.
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  • The citrus canker is now threatening the orange orchards of the Southern states.

    Conservation Reader Harold W. Fairbanks

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