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

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Along with being an insecticide, the product is a virucide, bactericide (and inhibits bacterial growth), sanitizer and deodorant, mildewcide and fungicide. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Rid of Bedbugs Once and For All," 6 Nov. 2018 And then the amount of herbicides and fungicides that need to be sprayed is far less and more precise, benefiting crop yields and the environment at large. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "An App Could Be the Key to Saving Crops from Pests and Pathogens," 4 Dec. 2018 Arysta makes fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. Aisha Al-muslim, WSJ, "Platform Specialty Products to Sell Agriculture-Chemicals Unit for $4.2 Billion," 20 July 2018 Insecticides are used for insect control, herbicides are used in weed control and fungicides control fungal organisms. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to keep insects, weeds and diseases out of your South Louisiana garden," 24 May 2018 If this happens, use one of the systemic fungicides labeled for rust. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Cannas take to the summer sun," 5 July 2018 If lichens need control, a copper-containing fungicide specific for figs or a general fruit tree use can be applied to reduce their growth following label instructions. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Caterpillar invasion isn't end for healthy tree," 14 July 2018 One that organic gardeners all over the world know is the fungicide Bordeaux mix, with copper sulfate as the main ingredient. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Trip to Bordeaux wine country is an educational experience," 13 July 2018 After centuries of growing grapes and using this fungicide, copper has built up in the soil in France and other wine producing countries. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Trip to Bordeaux wine country is an educational experience," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of fungicide

1878, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near fungicide

fungible

fungic

fungicidal

fungicide

fungid

fungiform

funginert

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The first known use of fungicide was in 1878

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fungicide

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fungicide

: a substance that kills fungi

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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