- any fungus parasitic on the skin and causing a skin disease, as ringworm.
- a fungal infection of the skin, esp the feetSee athlete’s foot
- any parasitic fungus that affects the skin
- An infection of the skin, hair, or nails caused by a dermatophyte and characterized by redness of the skin, small papular vesicles, fissures, and scaling.
- Any of various fungi causing parasitic infections of the skin, hair, or nails.