fungal

[fuhng-guh l]

adjective


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

adjective

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

fungal

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).

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antifungal in Medicine

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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