athlete's feet

athlete's foot

noun Pathology.
a contagious disease, caused by a fungus that thrives on moist surfaces; ringworm of the feet.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism

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athlete's foot
 
n
Technical name: tinea pedis a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, esp between the toes and on the soles

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athlete's foot ath·lete's foot (āth'lēts)
n.
A contagious fungal skin infection caused by a species of Trichophyton or Epidermophyton that usually affects the feet, especially the skin between the toes, and is characterized by itching, blisters, cracking, and scaling. Also called tinea pedis.

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athlete's foot definition


An infection of the skin that usually attacks the feet, causing itching, peeling, and redness. Athlete's foot is caused by a kind of fungus that thrives in damp places.

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