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dermatophyte

[der-mat-uh-fahyt, dur-muh-tuh-] /dərˈmæt əˌfaɪt, ˈdɜr mə tə-/
noun, Pathology
1.
any fungus parasitic on the skin and causing a skin disease, as ringworm.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; dermato- + -phyte
Related forms
dermatophytic
[der-mat-uh-fit-ik, dur-muh-tuh-] /dərˌmæt əˈfɪt ɪk, ˌdɜr mə tə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
dermatophytosis, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dermatophyte

dermatophyte

/ˈdɜːmətəʊˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
any parasitic fungus that affects the skin
Derived Forms
dermatophytic (ˌdɜːmətəʊˈfɪtɪk) adjective
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dermatophyte in Medicine

dermatophyte der·mat·o·phyte (dûr-māt'ə-fīt', dûr'mə-tə-)
n.
Any of various fungi causing parasitic infections of the skin, hair, or nails.


der·mat'o·phyt'ic (-fĭt'ĭk) adj.
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