Definition of root-knot in English:

root-knot

Syllabification: root-knot

noun

  • A disease of cultivated flowers and vegetables caused by eelworm infestation, resulting in galls on the roots.
    • The eelworms belong to the genus Meloidogyne, class Nematoda
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    • In U.S. cotton, the major species comprise root-knot, reniform, lance, and sting nematodes.
    • The research team discovered a comprehensive spectrum of parasitism genes in root-knot and cyst nematodes.
    • Some soils, especially the warm, sandy loams that peas do well in, are often infested with root-knot nematodes.

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