fungistatic

adjective

fun·​gi·​stat·​ic ˌfən-jə-ˈsta-tik How to pronounce fungistatic (audio)
: inhibiting the growth of fungi without destroying them

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fungistatic was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Fungistatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fungistatic. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

fungistatic

adjective

fun·​gi·​stat·​ic ˌfən-jə-ˈstat-ik also ˌfəŋ-gə- How to pronounce fungistatic (audio)
: capable of inhibiting the growth and reproduction of fungi without destroying them
a fungistatic agent
fungistatically adverb
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