pityrosporum

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Pityrosporum Pit·y·ros·po·rum (pĭt'ĭ-rŏs'pər-əm, pĭt'ĭ-rō-spôr'əm)
n.
A genus of fungi that includes one species that can cause tinea versicolor and another that is found primarily on the face and scalp and appears in dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.

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