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Fungicide [ Phytopathology - Horticulture ]

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Synonyms: Anticryptogamic, Antifungal, Antimicotic
Adjective: Fungicidal
Adverb: Fungicidally

A fungicide is a chemical , biological or physical agent, such as a pesticide that kills, inhibit or prevents the growth of fungi.

[From: Fungi + -cide, (Latin: "caedere" to kill.)]

A substance or compound toxic to fungi which is used in horticulture in gardens and crops to control, deter, or destroy diseases caused by fungi which can cause serious damage to the plants; may be chemical, physical, or biological.





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