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fungicide

[fuhn-juh-sahyd, fuhng-guh-]
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noun
  1. 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
Related formsfun·gi·cid·al, adjectivefun·gi·cid·al·ly, adverb
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Related Words for fungicide

pesticide, fungicide, defoliant, insecticide, weedkiller, DDT, paraquat

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British Dictionary definitions for fungicide

fungicide

noun
  1. a substance or agent that destroys or is capable of destroying fungi
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Derived Formsfungicidal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for fungicide

n.

1889; see fungus + -cide.

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fungicide in Medicine

fungicide

(fŭnjĭ-sīd′, fŭnggĭ-)
n.
  1. A chemical substance that destroys or inhibits the growth of fungi.
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Related formsfun′gi•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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fungicide in Science

fungicide

[fŭnjĭ-sīd′, fŭnggĭ-sīd′]
  1. A pesticide used to kill fungi, especially those that cause disease. Streptomycin is a fungicide. Compare herbicide insecticide rodenticide.
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