Meaning of fungistatic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌfʌn(d)ʒɪˈstatɪk/


  • Inhibiting the growth of fungi.

    ‘Fungicides have fungicidal activity, that actually kills the fungus, or fungistatic activity, that slows the growth of the fungus to prevent extensive damage.’
    • ‘These events may occur because the fungistatic regimens used for suppression fail to eradicate the organism completely or because of host factors that persistently favour an inability to tolerate the resident yeast.’
    • ‘A shortcoming of many antifungals is that they are only fungistatic (not fungicidal) and that is one of the reasons why they have to be applied during a long period of time.’
    • ‘They merely displayed a fungistatic effect under the same experimental conditions, whereas all the porphyrins displayed a true fungicidal effect.’
    • ‘At most, a fungistatic effect lasting for no more than 4 days was obtained using short incubation periods.’
    • ‘The quantity of fungistatic saturated fatty acids in sebum increases at puberty, and this is thought to explain the rarity of tinea capitis in adults.’
    • ‘The fungistatic compound was heat sensitive and lost activity after 72 hours.’