verticillium wilt

ver·​ti·​cil·​li·​um wilt | \ ˌvər-tə-ˈsi-lē-əm- How to pronounce verticillium wilt (audio) \

Definition of verticillium wilt

: 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 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 But one by one, suspects (verticillium wilt, bacteria, root rot, beetles, blight, leaf hoppers) were crossed off the list. Craig Sailor, The Seattle Times, 10 Sep. 2018 Some diseases, such as verticillium wilt and Dutch elm disease, interfere with the flow of water within a tree’s trunk and branches, cutting off the water supply to the leaves and leading to leaf scorch. Beth Botts,, 11 July 2018 Similarly, verticillium wilt is caused by a soil fungus and affects the movement of water through a plant. Tim Johnson,, 11 Sep. 2017 There is no chemical control for verticillium wilt, but your tree may grow out of it. Tim Johnson,, 11 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of verticillium wilt

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verticillium wilt

New Latin Verticillium, from verticillus

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“Verticillium wilt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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