capitalized : a genus of imperfect fungi (order Moniliales) having conidia borne singly at the apex of whorled branchlets and including several that cause destructive wilts in plants see verticilliosis
plural -s : a fungus of the genus Verticillium

Word History


New Latin, from verticill-

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“Verticillium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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