One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An abnormal condition in conifers marked by abundant discharge of resin from the root or lower part of the stem, whether due to attack by a fungus (especially the honey fungus, Armillariella mellea) or any other cause.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. From resin + -osis, after German Resinosis.
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