verticillium wilt

[vur-tuh-sil-ee-uh m]

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.

Nearby words

  1. vertically challenged,
  2. vertices,
  3. verticil,
  4. verticillaster,
  5. verticillate,
  6. vertiginous,
  7. vertigo,
  8. vertisol,
  9. vertu,
  10. vertumnus

Origin of verticillium wilt

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

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