Antifungal vs. Antibacterial

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Main Difference

The main difference between Antifungal and Antibacterial is that the Antifungal is a any pharmaceutical or chemical fungicide or fungistatic used to treat and prevent mycosis such as athlete's foot, ringworm, candidiasis, serious systemic infections such as cryptococcal meningitis, and others and Antibacterial is a drug used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections

  • Antifungal (adjective)

    That fungi; antimycotic.

  • Antifungal (noun)

    A drug that inhibits the growth of fungi.

  • Antibacterial (adjective)

    Killing or inhibiting bacteria.

    "This drug has an antibacterial effect."

  • Antibacterial (adjective)

    Opposing the theory that diseases are caused by bacteria.

  • Antibacterial (noun)

    A drug having the effect of killing or inhibiting bacteria.

    "Many household products contain antibacterials."

Webster Dictionary
  • Antifungal (noun)

    any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi

  • Antifungal (adjective)

    capable of destroying fungi

  • Antibacterial (noun)

    any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth

  • Antibacterial (adjective)

    destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth

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