verticillium

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verticillium

(ˌvɜːtɪˈsɪlɪəm)
n
(Biology) a fungus in the Verticillium genus which normally affects plants or insects
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Noun1.verticillium - a fungus of the genus Verticillium
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
genus Verticillium - genus of imperfect fungi having conidia borne singly at the apex of whorled branchlets; cause wilt diseases