- a substance or preparation, as a spray or dust, used for destroying fungi.
Origin of fungicide
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Examples from the Web for fungicide
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
January 13, 2012
If, however, the fungicide is upon the plant before the fungus is, the parasite may not be able to obtain a foothold.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
There appears to be an idea held in some quarters that sodium bisulphite may be so employed as a fungicide.The Preparation of Plantation Rubber
Minor uses were in agriculture as a fungicide and insecticide, in vulcanizing rubber, and in the manufacture of gunpowder.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
The bearing of this question upon the relation of a fungicide to its efficiency is apparent.
Fungicide: a substance used to kill or prevent the growth of fungi; for example, Bordeaux Mixture or copper sulphate.Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett
- a substance or agent that destroys or is capable of destroying fungi
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Word Origin and History for fungicide
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A chemical substance that destroys or inhibits the growth of fungi.
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