Definition of fungicide
: an agent that destroys fungi or inhibits their growth
Recent Examples of fungicide from the Web
RELATED: Two Latinos Win Prestigious Prize as 'Grassroots Environmental Heroes' Tobacco plants require large quantities of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and fumigants to control pest or disease outbreaks.
Oregon wheat farmers, like their counterparts in Washington and Idaho, are using additional fungicide treatments to stave off stripe rust this year.
This year, make your first fungicide application at the beginning of the rainy season.
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Origin and Etymology of fungicide
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1889See Words from the same year
FUNGICIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fungicide for English Language Learners
: a substance that kills fungi
FUNGICIDE Defined for Kids
Definition of fungicide for Students
: a substance used to kill fungi
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