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fungal

[fuhng-guh l] /ˈfʌŋ gəl/
adjective
1.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin fungālis. See fungus, -al1
Related forms
antifungal, adjective
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  • The nut oil is used topically as an antifungal and for healing cracked heels.
British Dictionary definitions for antifungal

antifungal

/ˌæntɪˈfʌŋɡəl/
adjective
1.
inhibiting the growth of fungi
2.
(of a drug) possessing antifungal properties and therefore used to treat fungal infections
Also antimycotic

fungal

/ˈfʌŋɡəl/
adjective
1.
of, derived from, or caused by a fungus or fungi: fungal spores, a fungal disease
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Word Origin and History for antifungal

fungal

adj.

1835, from Modern Latin fungalis, from fungus (see fungus).

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antifungal in Medicine

antifungal an·ti·fun·gal (ān'tē-fŭng'gəl, ān'tī-)
adj.
Destroying or inhibiting the growth of fungi.

fungal fun·gal (fŭng'gəl) or fun·gous (-gəs)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, resembling, or characteristic of a fungus.

  2. Caused by a fungus.

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