fun·​gi·​cid·​al ˌfən-jə-ˈsī-dᵊl How to pronounce fungicidal (audio)
fungicidally adverb

Examples of fungicidal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nestled within the dung and dirt was an actinomyces bacteria that issued prominent fungicidal activity against both Candida and Cryptococcus. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 1 Sep. 2015 What’s the Context: Squalamine has antibiotic, fungicidal, and anti-protozoan properties. Douglas Main, Discover Magazine, 20 Sep. 2011 Pods infected by another fungus, called mal de machete, stay on the tree, but require treatment with a blue fungicidal paste. Lindzi Wessel, Discover Magazine, 27 Sep. 2018 Oxygen bleach solutions are environmentally-friendly and have a strong fungicidal effect. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 June 2022 The active ingredient in Brexafemme is ibrexafungerp, the first drug in a new class of fungicidal medications, according to a press release from the pharmaceutical company Scynexis. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 3 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fungicidal was in 1883

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“Fungicidal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


fun·​gi·​cid·​al ˌfən-jə-ˈsīd-ᵊl How to pronounce fungicidal (audio) ˌfəŋ-gə- How to pronounce fungicidal (audio)
: destroying fungi
broadly : inhibiting the growth of fungi
fungicidally adverb

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