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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If needed, a fungicide for leaf spot could be applied, following label instructions. Tom Maccubbin,, "Zinnias can be added to summer gardens in Florida," 27 July 2019 The widespread use of antifungal drugs and heavy use of fungicide on crops are among other theories for the emergence of the fungus, Ostrosky said. Lena H. Sun, The Denver Post, "Deadly fungal disease may be linked to climate change, study suggests," 23 July 2019 When the fertilizer does not work, a fungicide is applied to see if the browning is being caused by a fungus. Calvin Finch,, "How to deal if your lawn’s in excessive shade," 2 Aug. 2019 Once the disease has started, homeowner fungicides cannot cure it. Ellen Nibali,, "Garden Q&A: Dealing with brown patch fungus in your lawn and inedible pears," 25 July 2019 Computers then tell growers to spray those plants—and only those plants—with insecticide, herbicide, or fungicide. Jeremy Deaton, Quartz, "Artificial intelligence is transforming the way we farm," 24 July 2019 Next, apply a fungicide for fungal problems and follow label recommendations. Tom Maccubbin,, "Cut stems to increase number of crape myrtle flower heads," 20 July 2019 The fungicide applications should be started in spring when the roses have developed foliage. Tim Johnson,, "Got black spot? Don’t despair, rose lovers. Here are the ways you can control it.," 19 July 2019 The bigger picture is even more exciting: Robotics can be applied to fungicides, insecticides, and even fertilizers, reducing agrochemicals in large-scale farming by 90-plus percent. Sean Illing, Vox, "The climate crisis and the end of the golden era of food choice," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of fungicide

1878, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fungicide

: a substance that kills fungi


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


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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