a substance or preparation, as a spray or dust, used for destroying fungi.
- fun·gi·cid·al, adjective
- fun·gi·cid·al·ly, adverb
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How to use fungicide in a sentence
All of the chemicals have long histories as insecticides and fungicides—and Nagyvary says that the treatments may have been as much for preservation against worms and wood rots as for sound.You might like Stradivarius violins because worms hate them | Sara Chodosh | August 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
Limiting pesticide use, including insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides would help.We Crush, Poison, and Destroy Insects at Our Own Peril - Issue 95: Escape | John Hainze | January 20, 2021 | Nautilus
The saga of juice tainted by a fungicide in Brazil reveals holes in the FDA screening process for imported foods.OJ Scare Shows Holes in FDA’s Food Screening Process | Daniel Stone | January 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Whilst Bordeaux Mixture is the best general fungicide, it discolors the plants until it washes off.
If, however, the fungicide is upon the plant before the fungus is, the parasite may not be able to obtain a foothold.
On ornamental plants, therefore, a colorless fungicide may be preferable.
This disease may be prevented in large measure by the use of a fungicide known as Bordeaux mixture.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study | Ontario Ministry of Education
The bearing of this question upon the relation of a fungicide to its efficiency is apparent.
British Dictionary definitions for fungicide
a substance or agent that destroys or is capable of destroying fungi
- fungicidal, adjective
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Scientific definitions for fungicide
A pesticide used to kill fungi, especially those that cause disease. Streptomycin is a fungicide. Compare herbicide insecticide rodenticide.
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