= antimycotic; adj.
describing a drug that kills or inactivates fungi and is used to treat fungal (including yeast) infections. Antifungal drugs include amphotericin, griseofulvin, the imidazoles, itraconazole, nystatin, terbinafine, and tolnaftate.

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  • antifungal — I noun any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi • Syn: ↑antifungal agent, ↑fungicide, ↑antimycotic, ↑antimycotic agent • Derivationally related forms: ↑fungicidal (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • antifungal — adjective Date: 1945 destroying fungi or inhibiting their growth ; fungicidal, fungistatic • antifungal noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antifungal — /ˌæntiˈfʌŋgəl/ (say .antee fungguhl) adjective 1. of or relating to a substance that kills fungi. –noun 2. an antifungal drug or ointment …   Australian English dictionary

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  • antifungal — adj. * * * …   Universalium

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  • antifungal — adj. counteracts fungal growth, of fungicide …   English contemporary dictionary

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