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rhizoctonia Line breaks: rhiz|oc¦to¦nia
Pronunciation: /ˌrʌɪzɒkˈtəʊnɪə/

Definition of rhizoctonia in English:


[mass noun]
A common soil fungus that sometimes causes plant diseases such as damping off, foot rot, and eyespot.
  • Genus Rhizoctonia, subdivision Deuteromycotina, in particular R. solani
Example sentences
  • The problem could be rhizoctonia stem rot, a soil-borne fungal disease that triggers stem wilt and collapse.


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

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