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Destroying or inhibiting the growth of fungi.
An antifungal drug.
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1. (Botany) inhibiting the growth of fungi
2. (Pharmacology) (of a drug) possessing antifungal properties and therefore used to treat fungal infections
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|Noun||1.||antifungal - any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi|
Bordeaux mixture - antifungal agent consisting of a solution of copper sulphate and quicklime
Fulvicin, griseofulvin - a kind of penicillin (a fungicidal antibiotic with the trade name Fulvicin) produced by molds of the genus Penicillium
itraconazole, Sporanox - an oral antifungal drug (trade name Sporanox) taken for cases of fungal nail disease
miconazole, Monistat - an antifungal agent usually administered in the form of a nitrate (trade name Monistat)
Mycostatin, Nystan, nystatin - an antifungal and antibiotic (trade names Mycostatin and Nystan) discovered in New York State; derived from soil fungi actinomycetes
Lamisil, terbinafine - an oral antifungal drug (trade name Lamisil) used to treat cases of fungal nail disease
thiabendazole - an antifungal agent and anthelmintic
crystal violet, gentian violet - a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
|Adj.||1.||antifungal - capable of destroying fungi|
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antifungaladj & n antifúngico, antimicótico
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