[fuhn-juh-sahyd, fuhng-guh-] /ˈfʌn dʒəˌsaɪd, ˈfʌŋ gə-/

a substance or preparation, as a spray or dust, used for destroying .
a substance or agent that destroys or is capable of destroying fungi

1889; see fungus + -cide.

fungicide fun·gi·cide (fŭn’jĭ-sīd’, fŭng’gĭ-)
A chemical substance that destroys or inhibits the growth of fungi.
fun’gi·cid’al (-sīd’l) adj.
(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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