rhi·​zoc·​to·​nia | \ ˌrī-ˌzäk-ˈtō-nē-ə How to pronounce rhizoctonia (audio) \

Definition of rhizoctonia

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

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Recent Examples on the Web When the microbes are in their proper proportions, pathogens such as rhizoctonia, pythium, fusarium, etc., function in a positive way. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "This is the one question you need to ask before purchasing a garden product," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of rhizoctonia

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhizoctonia

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

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The first known use of rhizoctonia was in 1897

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“Rhizoctonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhizoctonia. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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