[fuhn-juh-sahyd, fuhng-guh-]

Origin of fungicide

First recorded in 1885–90; fungi- + -cide
Related formsfun·gi·cid·al, adjectivefun·gi·cid·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for fungicidal


  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



1889; see fungus + -cide.

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fungicidal in Medicine


[fŭnjĭ-sīd′, fŭnggĭ-]
  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


[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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