soilborne

adjective
soil·​borne | \ ˈsȯi(-ə)l-ˌbȯrn How to pronounce soilborne (audio) \

Definition of soilborne

: 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'soilborne.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of soilborne

1944, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about soilborne

Time Traveler for soilborne

Time Traveler

The first known use of soilborne was in 1944

See more words from the same year

Statistics for soilborne

Cite this Entry

“Soilborne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soilborne. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!