Definitions for "Verticillium"
a fungus of the genus Verticillium
Wilt is a fungal infection of the vascular system. It lies in the soil and infects plants through the roots. Stems and leaves turn yellow and then brown. Plants wilt even though well watered. Control by rotating crops, avoiding high nitrogen fertilizers, and by removing and burning diseased plants.
Mostly soilborne, root-inhabiting fungi that cause vascular wilt and other diseases on plants. Some species also infect mushrooms, rusts, and other fungi, as well as nematodes, ticks, mites and other insects. Other species can attack wool and textiles, or can decompose paper.