verticillium wilt


ver·​ti·​cil·​li·​um wilt ˌvər-tə-ˈsi-lē-əm- How to pronounce verticillium wilt (audio)
: a wilt disease of various plants that is caused by a soil-borne imperfect fungus (genus Verticillium)

Examples of verticillium wilt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Looking for varieties that resist root knot nematode or verticillium wilt or early blight? Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Apr. 2024 Looking for varieties that resist root knot nematode or verticillium wilt or early blight or other issues? Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2023 Thanks for your perfect pictures of verticillium wilt on your cotinus. oregonlive, 30 Oct. 2022 Avoid gardening under a Japanese maple, as damage to the roots can be an entry point for verticillium wilt. oregonlive, 16 Apr. 2022 Here’s a link to an Iowa State University Extension publication on verticillium wilt, which will give you more information. oregonlive, 17 Oct. 2021 For example, catalpa trees, viburnum shrubs and strawberry plants are all susceptible to the fungal disease called verticillium wilt. Beth Botts,, 19 Sep. 2021 Unfortunately, a sudden die-back does often indicate verticillium wilt, a disease of the vascular system. oregonlive, 31 July 2021 Near the coast, late blight (LB) and verticillium wilt (V) are common. Pam Peirce, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr. 2021

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Word History


New Latin Verticillium, from verticillus

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of verticillium wilt was in 1916

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“Verticillium wilt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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