[ fuhn-juh-sahyd, fuhng-guh- ]
/ ˈfʌn dʒəˌsaɪd, ˈfʌŋ gə- /


a substance or preparation, as a spray or dust, used for destroying fungi.

Origin of fungicide

First recorded in 1885–90; fungi- + -cide

Related forms

fun·gi·cid·al, adjectivefun·gi·cid·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fungicidal


/ (ˈfʌndʒɪˌsaɪd) /


a substance or agent that destroys or is capable of destroying fungi

Derived Forms

fungicidal, adjective
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Medicine definitions for fungicidal


[ fŭnjĭ-sīd′, fŭnggĭ- ]


A chemical substance that destroys or inhibits the growth of fungi.

Related forms

fun′gi•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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Science definitions for fungicidal


[ fŭnjĭ-sīd′, fŭnggĭ-sīd′ ]

A pesticide used to kill fungi, especially those that cause disease. Streptomycin is a fungicide. Compare herbicide insecticide rodenticide.
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