• WordNet 3.6
    • n verticillium a fungus of the genus Verticillium
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n verticillium A genus of hyphomycetous fungi, having erect branched conidiophores with the terminal branches in whorls and bearing unicellular hyaline or bright-colored conidia. Over 50 species have been described. V. Candelabrum is a common species on decaying wood in Europe and North America.
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In news:

Verticillium wilt can be deadly.
The same holds true for such fungal diseases as Fusarium wilt and Verticillium wilt.
Many diseases can lower lint yields of cotton crops, but Verticillium wilt typically causes the greatest financial loss to producers.