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fungicide

[fuhn-juh-sahyd, fuhng-guh-]
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noun
  1. a substance or preparation, as a spray or dust, used for destroying fungi.

Origin of fungicide

First recorded in 1885–90; fungi- + -cide
Related formsfun·gi·cid·al, adjectivefun·gi·cid·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for fungicidal

Historical Examples

  • The application of fungicidal sprays, such as Bordeaux, at intervals throughout the growing season, may be helpful.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting

    Northern Nut Growers Association


British Dictionary definitions for fungicidal

fungicide

noun
  1. a substance or agent that destroys or is capable of destroying fungi
Derived Formsfungicidal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for fungicidal

fungicide

n.

1889; see fungus + -cide.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

fungicidal in Medicine

fungicide

(fŭnjĭ-sīd′, fŭnggĭ-)
n.
  1. A chemical substance that destroys or inhibits the growth of fungi.
Related formsfun′gi•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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fungicidal in Science

fungicide

[fŭnjĭ-sīd′, fŭnggĭ-sīd′]
  1. A pesticide used to kill fungi, especially those that cause disease. Streptomycin is a fungicide. Compare herbicide insecticide rodenticide.
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