[ fuhn-juh-sahyd, fuhng-guh- ]
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  1. a substance or preparation, as a spray or dust, used for destroying fungi.

Origin of fungicide

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

Other words from fungicide

  • fun·gi·cid·al, adjective
  • fun·gi·cid·al·ly, adverb

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How to use fungicide in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fungicide


/ (ˈfʌndʒɪˌsaɪd) /

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

Derived forms of fungicide

  • fungicidal, adjective

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Scientific definitions for 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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