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athlete's foot

noun, Pathology
1.
a contagious disease, caused by a fungus that thrives on moist surfaces; ringworm of the feet.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism
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Examples from the web for athlete's foot
  • athlete's foot is an infection of the feet caused by fungus.
  • It can sometimes accompany athlete's foot and ringworm.
  • Airing out the shoes and feet after exercising reduces chances for skin conditions such as athlete's foot.
  • Peeling or scaling on the soles of feet could indicate athlete's foot.
  • Ringworm, jock itch and athlete's foot are all fungal diseases, but they are mere discomforts.
  • Often there is a lurking athlete's foot behind the odor.
  • He also suggests using athlete's foot cream for rash relief.
British Dictionary definitions for athlete's foot

athlete's foot

noun
1.
a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, esp between the toes and on the soles Technical name tinea pedis
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athlete's foot in Medicine

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 in Culture

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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Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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