antifungal antifungal  /ˌæn ˌtaɪ ˈfəŋ ɡəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
  2. (adj) capable of destroying fungi

Usage(s):

  1. Cryptococcal meningitis was always fatal until the antifungal drug, amphotericin B, came into use six years ago.
  2. Scientists are fairly confident that garlic also has antibacterial and antifungal powers.
  3. A topical ointment for herpes infection and an oral antifungal agent are also in the pipeline.

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