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Meaning of phony disease

pho'ny disease"

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— Plant Pathol. Plant Pathol.
  1. a disease of peaches, characterized by dwarfing, dark-green leaves, premature leafing and flowering, and the production of reduced numbers of small fruit, caused by a virus, Nanus mirabilis. Also called
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