any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
Derivationally related forms: ↑fungicidal (for: ↑fungicide)
Hypernyms: ↑agent
capable of destroying fungi
Syn: ↑fungicidal
Pertains to noun: ↑fungicide (for: ↑fungicidal)
Derivationally related forms: ↑fungicide (for: ↑fungicidal)

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\\¦anˌtī, ¦antē, ¦antə̇ˌ\ adjective
Etymology: anti- (I) + fungal
: destroying fungi or inhibiting their growth : fungicidal : fungistatic

antifungal drugs

antifungal activity

antifungal chemotherapy

antifungal noun

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antifungal /an-ti-fung'gl/
Preventing the growth of fungi
An antifungal agent
ORIGIN:anti- (1)

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