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fungicide

[ fuhn-juh-sahyd, fuhng-guh- ]
/ ˈfʌn dʒəˌsaɪd, ˈfʌŋ gə- /
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noun
a substance or preparation, as a spray or dust, used for destroying fungi.
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Origin of fungicide

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

OTHER WORDS FROM fungicide

fun·gi·cid·al, adjectivefun·gi·cid·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for fungicide

fungicide
/ (ˈfʌndʒɪˌsaɪd) /

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

Derived forms of fungicide

fungicidal, adjective
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Medical definitions for fungicide

fungicide
[ fŭnjĭ-sīd′, fŭnggĭ- ]

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

Other words from fungicide

fun′gi•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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Scientific definitions for fungicide

fungicide
[ 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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