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Related to tobacco mosaic: endospore
tobacco mosaic[tə′bak·ō mō‚zā·ik]
Any of a complex of virus diseases of tobacco and other solanaceous plants in which the leaves are mottled with light- and dark-green patches, sometimes interspersed with yellow.
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