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1A fungus of a genus that includes a number of species that cause wilt in plants.
- ‘‘The Dutch have problems right now with a fungus called verticillium wilt,’ he reveals, ‘which is why I'm testing for it.’’
- ‘Occasionally it can be attacked by leafy mistletoe, verticillium wilt, fungal diseases, stem borers, scale, and some rodents.’
- ‘Plants infected with verticillium wilt should be destroyed promptly because there is no chemical control.’
- ‘Samples from areas B and C revealed no P. fragariae, no P. cactorum and no verticillium wilt.’
- 1.1 Wilt caused by verticillium.
- ‘One major advantage of growing in containers is that you can keep plants free of common soilborne fungal diseases: verticillium and fusarium wilt.’
- ‘The most common diseases are verticillium wilt and phomopsis blight.’
- ‘The four most common tomato diseases are verticillium wilt, fusarium wilt, nematode infestation and tobacco mosaic virus.’
- ‘She has never seen a tomatillo plant suffer from fusarium or verticillium wilt.’
Modern Latin, from Latin verticillus ‘whorl of a spindle’.
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