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phloem necrosis

noun, Plant Pathology
1.
a disease of the American elm caused by a mycoplasmalike organism, characterized by yellowing and necrosis of the foliage and yellowish-brown discoloration of the phloem.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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