Definition of verticillium in English:


Syllabification: ver·ti·cil·li·um
Pronunciation: /ˌvərtəˈsilēəm


  • 1A fungus of a genus that includes a number of species that cause wilt in plants.
    • Genus Verticillium, subdivision Deuteromycotina, in particular V. albo-atrum and V. dahliae
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    • ‘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.
    • Samples from areas B and C revealed no P. fragariae, no P. cactorum and no verticillium wilt.
  • 1.1Wilt caused by verticillium.
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    • 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.
    • One major advantage of growing in containers is that you can keep plants free of common soilborne fungal diseases: verticillium and fusarium wilt.


modern Latin, from Latin verticillus 'spindle whorl'.

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