Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chemical substance that destroys or inhibits the growth of fungi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A substance used to kill fungus

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Anything that kills fungi.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which destroys fungi; specifically, a chemical applied to fungi or their germs for the purpose of destroying them; a germicide.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi

Etymologies

fungi +‎ -cide (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The current response of hitting it with higher and more lethal doses of fungicide is not in line with public demands for "more natural" ( "greener") farming methods.

    Did You Know? A fungus from Mexico and the Irish potato famine

  • Food and Drug Administration officials have vowed to pull juice with higher than trace elements of the potentially harmful fungicide, which is 80 parts per billion or higher.

    Coke, Pepsi Attempt to Ease O.J. Fears

  • Use of the fungicide is widespread in Brazil, a supplier of orange juice to the U.S. The FDA has vowed to pull juice with higher than trace elements of the potentially harmful fungicide, which is 80 parts per billion or higher.

    Pepsi Finds Fungicide Traces in Tropicana OJ

  • "The fungicide is the primary driver," Sterling Smith, an analyst with Country Hedging in St. Paul, Minnesota, said in a telephone interview.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • CCM's in-depth analysis into the whole development of mancozeb industry and position of mancozeb in Chinese fungicide industry

  • Kathryn Gilje, co-director of the Pesticide Action Network, said the fungicide is a possible carcinogen and can disrupt human hormone systems even at low levels of exposure.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Applying a fungicide is another way to act on the pathogen.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • Most early-drilled wheat crops are at growth stage 30 and when air and soil temperatures improve, they will receive the first split of growth regulator tank mixed with a T0 fungicide, which is triazole-based, plus manganese.

    FWi - All News

  • I quickly dosed the tank with fungicide and did a lot of feverent praying.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • I have no idea why the fungicide hasn't killed this stuff yet, so I decided to do a radical water change and tank clean and try a bottle of PIMAFIX (tm), that I had in my fishy medicine cabniet downstairs.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

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