dermatophytosis

dermatophyte

[der-mat-uh-fahyt, dur-muh-tuh-]
noun Pathology.
any fungus parasitic on the skin and causing a skin disease, as ringworm.

Origin:
1880–85; dermato- + -phyte

dermatophytic [der-mat-uh-fit-ik, dur-muh-tuh-] , adjective
dermatophytosis, noun
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dermatophyte (ˈdɜːmətəʊˌfaɪt)
 
n
any parasitic fungus that affects the skin
 
dermatophytic
 
adj

dermatophytosis (ˌdɜːmətəʊfaɪˈtəʊsɪs)
 
n
See athlete's foot a fungal infection of the skin, esp the feet

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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.

dermatophytosis der·ma·to·phy·to·sis (dûr'mə-tō'fī-tō'sĭs)
n.
An infection of the skin, hair, or nails caused by a dermatophyte and characterized by redness of the skin, small papular vesicles, fissures, and scaling.

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