Definition of rhizoctonia in English:

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rhizoctonia

Pronunciation: /ˌrīˌzäkˈtōnēə/

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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: rhi·zoc·to·ni·a

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