cotton wilt

cotton wilt

[′kät·ən ‚wilt]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of cotton caused by Fusarium vasinfectum growing in the water-conducting vessels and characterized by wilt, yellowing, blighting, and death.
A fungus blight of cotton caused by Verticillium albo-atrum and characterized by yellow mottling of the foliage.
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