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verticillium wilt

[ vur-tuh-sil-ee-uhm ]
/ ˌvɜr təˈsɪl i əm /
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noun Plant Pathology.

a disease affecting many temperate-climate plants in hot weather, caused by soil-inhabiting fungi of the genus Verticillium and characterized by wilt, dulling or yellowing of leaf color, and withering near the base.

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Origin of verticillium wilt

1940–45; <New Latin Verticillium a fungus genus; see verticil, -ium

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