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 and Etymology 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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