soilborne

adjective

soil·​borne ˈsȯi(-ə)l-ˌbȯrn How to pronounce soilborne (audio)
: transmitted by or in soil

Examples of soilborne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is required by the Ag Dept. to prevent soilborne plant diseases from entering our country. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2020 Damping-Off Damping-off is caused by a variety of soilborne fungi. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 21 July 2015 Fusarium wilt, a soilborne disease, is sometimes a problem in hot regions. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 21 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soilborne was in 1944

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“Soilborne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soilborne. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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