Definition of rhizoctonia in English:

rhizoctonia

noun

  • A common soil fungus that sometimes causes plant diseases such as damping off, foot rot, and eyespot.

    • ‘The problem could be rhizoctonia stem rot, a soil-borne fungal disease that triggers stem wilt and collapse.’

Origin

Late 19th century: modern Latin (genus name), from Greek rhiza ‘root’ + ktonos ‘murder’.

Pronunciation

rhizoctonia

/ˌrīˌzäkˈtōnēə/