Fungicidal


Human Body Section
Stedman's Pocket Medical Dictionary Dictionary of Biomedical Sciences Dictionary of Dentistry

The word fungicidal refers to therapeutic agents - including natural substances such as herbs, oils, or essences, or conventional pharmaceutical drugs, that kill or destroy fungal infections. Some text describe the action of fungicidal agents as "combating or preventing" fungal infections.

The meaning of the term fungicidal is easily remembered from its form:

  • The -cidal part of the word refers to the fact that this agent kills/destroys something, and
  • the fungi- part of the word indicates that the something it kills is "fungi".

Note that another term whose meaning is the same as fungicidal is antifungal.



Stedman's Pocket Medical Dictionary Illustrated Dictionary of Midwifery Dictionary of Biomedical Sciences Dictionary of Dentistry


More about treatments & remedies

In the News:

Saffron adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program - 7 Apr '20

Kale is in season in February - 7 Feb '20

Aromatherapy assoc. NAHA supports lavender via ABC's adopt-an-herb - 22 Dec '19

Garlic and Artichoke adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program - 14 Jun '19

Cranberry Harvest underway in USA - 5 Oct '18

Total retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017 - 13 Sep '18

It's a bumper blueberry season - 13 Jul '18

Positive effects of exercise on blood cell populations - 20 Jun '18

Ask Archangel Chamuel to send you a pink sphere of emotional healing energy to release stress and tension.

Although care has been taken when compiling this page, the information contained might not be completely up to date. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This material is copyright. See terms of use.

IvyRose Holistic 2003-2020.