tinea


tinea

noun Pathology.

  1. any of several skin diseases caused by fungi; ringworm.

noun

  1. 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.

  1. Any of various fungal infections of the skin, hair, or nails caused chiefly by species of the genera Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton.ringworm

  1. See ringworm.

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