trichophyton trich·o·phy·ton (trĭk'ə-fī'tŏn', trĭ-kŏf'ĭ-)
A member of the genus Trichophyton.
Trichophyton Trich·o·phy·ton (trĭk'ə-fī'tŏn', trĭ-kŏf'ĭ-)
A genus of pathogenic fungi causing dermatophytosis in the hair, skin, and nails of humans.
The cause of the disease, which is of a contagious nature, is a vegetable parasite closely similar to the trichophyton.