any plant parasitic on the skin, as the fungus that causes ringworm
Any of various parasitic fungi that cause infections of the skin, hair, or nails.
- A parasitic fungus (mycosis) that infects the skin (tinea, ringworm, jock itch, athlete's foot).
- athlete’s foot, tinea pedis
- beard ringworm, tinea barbae
- body ringworm, tinea corporis
- jock itch, tinea cruris
- nail ringworm, tinea unguium
- scalp ringworm, tinea capitis
dermato- + -phyte