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root knot

noun, Plant Pathology.
a disease of plants, characterized by galls or knots on the roots and stunted growth, caused by any of several nematodes of the genus Meloidogyne.
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1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On light, sandy soils a fairly good crop may be made, but on such soils, wilt and root-knot are dangerous foes.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
root-knot in Science
root knot  
A disease of plants characterized by protuberant swellings on the roots caused by infestation with nematodes.
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