ringworm


ringworm

noun Pathology.

  1. any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by certain parasitic fungi and characterized by the formation of ring-shaped eruptive patches.

noun

  1. any of various fungal infections of the skin (esp the scalp) or nails, often appearing as itching circular patchesAlso called: tinea
n.

name given to certain skin diseases, early 15c., from ring (n.1) + worm (n.).

n.

  1. tinea

  1. Any of a number of contagious fungal infections of the skin, hair, or nails caused chiefly by species of the genera Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton. Ringworm often causes scaly, itching ring-shaped patches, especially on the skin. Also called tinea

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