- any of several skin diseases caused by fungi; ringworm.
- any fungal skin disease, esp ringworm
n.late 14c., “ringworm,” from Latin tinea “a gnawing worm, moth, bookworm;” from 1650s as a type of moth. n.
- Any of various fungal infections of the skin, hair, or nails caused chiefly by species of the genera Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton.ringworm
- See ringworm.