rhizoctonia disease

noun
variants: or less commonly rhizoctonia
plural -s

Definition of rhizoctonia disease

1 : a disease caused by fungi of Rhizoctonia or closely related genera
2 : a disease of potatoes caused by a fungus (Pellicularia filamentosa synonym Rhizoctonia solani) and characterized especially by black scurfy spots on the tubers

called also little potato, rosette, russet scab, stem canker

— compare damping-off

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“Rhizoctonia disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhizoctonia%20disease. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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