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

Examples of fungistatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Filtration experiments indicate that the fungistatic activity of feces results from chemical interference. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 13 Feb. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fungistatic was in 1922

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“Fungistatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


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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