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rhizoctonia

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noun rhi·zoc·to·nia \ˌrī-ˌzäk-ˈtō-nē-ə\

Definition of rhizoctonia

  1. :  any of a form genus (Rhizoctonia) of imperfect fungi that includes major plant pathogens



Origin of rhizoctonia

New Latin, from rhiz- + Greek -ktonos killing, from kteinein to kill; akin to Sanskrit kṣaṇoti he wounds


First Known Use: 1897


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