[ vur-tuh-sil-ee-uh m ]
/ ˌvɜr təˈsɪl i əm /
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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