rhizoctonia

noun
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

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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