Meaning of mummy disease in English:

mummy disease

Pronunciation /ˈmʌmi dɪˌziːz/


  • Originally: a fungal disease causing the mummification of the fruit of the guava. Now: a disease of cultivated mushrooms characterized by stunting, distortion, and eventual mummification of the fruiting bodies, probably caused by a species of pseudomonas bacterium.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Science. From mummy + disease.