fungal

[ fuhng-guh l ]
/ ˈfʌŋ gəl /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. funereal,
  2. funereally,
  3. funest,
  4. funfair,
  5. funfest,
  6. fungal infection,
  7. fungate,
  8. fungemia,
  9. fungi,
  10. fungi imperfecti

Origin of fungal

From the New Latin word fungālis, dating back to 1825–35. See fungus, -al1

Related formsan·ti·fun·gal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for antifungal

antifungal

/ (ˌæntɪˈfʌŋɡəl) /

adjective

inhibiting the growth of fungi
(of a drug) possessing antifungal properties and therefore used to treat fungal infections
Also: antimycotic

fungal

/ (ˈfʌŋɡəl) /

adjective

of, derived from, or caused by a fungus or fungifungal spores; a fungal disease
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Word Origin and History for antifungal

fungal

adj.

1835, from Modern Latin fungalis, from fungus (see fungus).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for antifungal

antifungal

[ ăn′tē-fŭnggəl, ăn′tī- ]

adj.

Destroying or inhibiting the growth of fungi.

n.

An antifungal drug.

fungal

[ fŭnggəl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, resembling, or characteristic of a fungus.
Caused by a fungus.

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