an·​ti·​fun·​gal | \ ˌan-tē-ˈfəŋ-gəl How to pronounce antifungal (audio) , ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antifungal (audio) \

Definition of antifungal

: destroying fungi or inhibiting their growth : fungicidal, fungistatic

Other Words from antifungal

antifungal noun

Examples of antifungal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its antibacterial and antifungal properties help to remove dead skin (A.K.A. the cause of dandruff) from the scalp and thoroughly cleanse your hair. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 May 2022 Yeast infections can be treated with antifungal medications, but always talk to your doctor before trying any over-the-counter products, Dr. Tanouye says. Alyssa Jung, Good Housekeeping, 2 May 2022 These ingredients also act as antifungal and antibacterial agents that cool and soothe the skin from irritation and itchiness after exfoliating. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 May 2022 Since then, his life has been a whirlwind of medications and complications, including pulmonary embolisms and failed antifungal treatments. Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2022 Unlike some of the others on this list, this maximum-strength dandruff shampoo uses the antifungal selenium sulfide as its anti-dandruff ingredient. Anthea Levi,, 24 Sep. 2021 But this towel's cotton fibers are infused with copper, which has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. Petra Guglielmetti,, 11 Mar. 2022 The bill specifies that 10% or more of the funding is required to be put toward the development of antifungal products. Cami Parrish, The Arizona Republic, 18 Jan. 2022 Bayer recalled its antifungal sprays Tinactin and Lotrimin on Oct. 1. NBC News, 10 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of antifungal

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Antifungal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for antifungal


an·​ti·​fun·​gal | \ ˌant-i-ˈfəŋ-gəl, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antifungal (audio) \

Medical Definition of antifungal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: destroying fungi or inhibiting their growth : fungicidal, fungistatic antifungal drugs antifungal activity antifungal therapy



Medical Definition of antifungal (Entry 2 of 2)

: an antifungal agent


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