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

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First Known Use of soilborne

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Soilborne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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