fungicide

noun
fun·​gi·​cide | \ ˈfən-jə-ˌsīd How to pronounce fungicide (audio) , ˈfəŋ-gə- \

Definition of fungicide

: an agent that destroys fungi or inhibits their growth

Examples of fungicide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Applying a fungicide may help prevent further leaf damage. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 20 Nov. 2021 Some fungal diseases that develop inside the plant’s stems — such as verticillium and fusarium wilts — are not affected by fungicide sprays at all. Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 5 June 2022 With the fungicide treatments and fertilizer your ligustrum should continue normal growth but with a few blemishes. Tom Maccubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 28 May 2022 If too prevalent to withstand, apply a fungicide such as Daconil following label instructions monthly during the rainy season. Tom Maccubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 28 May 2022 The purpose of most fungicides is to prevent the disease, but once a plant develops a disease on the foliage, the fungicide will only keep it from spreading. Chris Mckeown, The Enquirer, 21 May 2022 There are situations when an insecticide or fungicide might be needed to protect the health of a plant. Chris Mckeown, The Enquirer, 21 May 2022 Organic viticulture practices permit the use of the heavy metal copper as a fungicide. Michelle Williams, Forbes, 20 May 2022 Help your fruit trees produce blemish- and pest-free fruit by spraying the new fruit every week with a fungicide and insecticide labeled for the fruit and the pests involved. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 6 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fungicide

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fungicide

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29 Jun 2022

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“Fungicide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fungicide. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for fungicide

fungicide

noun
fun·​gi·​cide | \ ˈfən-jə-ˌsīd How to pronounce fungicide (audio) \

Kids Definition of fungicide

: a substance used to kill fungi

Other Words from fungicide

fungicidal \ ˌfən-​jə-​ˈsī-​dᵊl \ adjective

fungicide

noun
fun·​gi·​cide | \ ˈfən-jə-ˌsīd How to pronounce fungicide (audio) , ˈfəŋ-gə- How to pronounce fungicide (audio) \

Medical Definition of fungicide

: an agent that destroys fungi or inhibits their growth

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