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fungicide

[fuhn-juh-sahyd, fuhng-guh-] /ˈfʌn dʒəˌsaɪd, ˈfʌŋ gə-/
noun
1.
a substance or preparation, as a spray or dust, used for destroying fungi.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; fungi- + -cide
Related forms
fungicidal, adjective
fungicidally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for fungicides'

fungicide

/ˈfʌndʒɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
a substance or agent that destroys or is capable of destroying fungi
Derived Forms
fungicidal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for fungicides'

fungicide

n.

1889; see fungus + -cide.

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fungicides' in Medicine

fungicide fun·gi·cide (fŭn'jĭ-sīd', fŭng'gĭ-)
n.
A chemical substance that destroys or inhibits the growth of fungi.


fun'gi·cid'al (-sīd'l) adj.
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fungicides' in Science
fungicide
  (fŭn'jĭ-sīd', fŭng'gĭ-sīd')   
A pesticide used to kill fungi, especially those that cause disease. Streptomycin is a fungicide. Compare herbicide, insecticide, rodenticide.

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