Origin of fungal
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- inhibiting the growth of fungi
- (of a drug) possessing antifungal properties and therefore used to treat fungal infections
- of, derived from, or caused by a fungus or fungifungal spores; a fungal disease
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Word Origin and History for antifungal
1835, from Modern Latin fungalis, from fungus (see fungus).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Destroying or inhibiting the growth of fungi.
- An antifungal drug.
- Of, relating to, resembling, or characteristic of a fungus.
- Caused by a fungus.
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