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)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Verticillium wilt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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