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View synonyms for fungicide

fungicide

[ fuhn-juh-sahyd, fuhng-guh- ]

noun

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


fungicide

/ ˈfʌndʒɪˌsaɪd /

noun

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


fungicide

/ fŭnjĭ-sīd′,fŭnggĭ-sīd′ /

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


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Derived Forms

  • ˌfungiˈcidal, adjective
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Other Words From

  • fungi·cidal adjective
  • fungi·cidal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fungicide1

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

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.

Limiting pesticide use, including insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides would help.

The saga of juice tainted by a fungicide in Brazil reveals holes in the FDA screening process for imported foods.

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.

The bearing of this question upon the relation of a fungicide to its efficiency is apparent.

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