- a substance or preparation, as a spray or dust, used for destroying fungi.
Origin of fungicide
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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
- a substance or agent that destroys or is capable of destroying fungi
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Word Origin and History for fungicidal
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- A chemical substance that destroys or inhibits the growth of fungi.
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- A pesticide used to kill fungi, especially those that cause disease. Streptomycin is a fungicide. Compare herbicide insecticide rodenticide.
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