verticillium wilt

[ 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.

Origin of verticillium wilt

1940–45; < New Latin Verticillium a fungus genus; see verticil, -ium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019