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ANTIFUNGAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does antifungal mean? 

ANTIFUNGAL (noun)
  The noun ANTIFUNGAL has 1 sense:

1. any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi

  Familiarity information: ANTIFUNGAL used as a noun is very rare.


ANTIFUNGAL (adjective)
  The adjective ANTIFUNGAL has 1 sense:

1. capable of destroying fungi

  Familiarity information: ANTIFUNGAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANTIFUNGAL (noun)


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Meaning:

Any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

antifungal; antifungal agent; antimycotic; antimycotic agent; fungicide

Hypernyms ("antifungal" is a kind of...):

agent (a substance that exerts some force or effect)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "antifungal"):

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)

Clioquinol; iodochlorhydroxyquin (drug used to treat certain fungal infection (as athlete's foot))

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)


ANTIFUNGAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Capable of destroying fungi

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

antifungal; fungicidal

Pertainym:

antifungal (any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi)


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