Mosaic virus


noun, plural: mosaic viruses

A plant virus that causes a characteristic speckled appearance (due to mottling and discoloration) in leaves.


Examples of species are the plum pox virus and the tobacco mosaic virus.

Word origin: mosaic + virus.

See also: mosaic disease

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