Definition of psorosis in English:

psorosis

noun

  • A virus disease of citrus plants which causes scaly patches or small pustules and gummy deposits to develop on the bark, beneath which the wood becomes stained.

Origin

Late 19th century. Either from ancient Greek ψώρα itch, mange, (also) a disease of trees + -osis, or perhaps directly from Byzantine Greek ψώρωσις mange, scurvy.

Pronunciation

psorosis

/səˈrəʊsɪs/