Dermatophyte meaning

dûr-mătə-fīt, dûrmə-tə-
Any of various parasitic fungi that cause infections of the skin, hair, or nails.
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Any plant parasitic on the skin, as the fungus that causes ringworm.
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Any of various parasitic fungi that cause infections of the skin, hair, or nails.
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A parasitic fungus (mycosis) that infects the skin (tinea, ringworm, jock itch, athlete's foot).
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Athlete’s foot, tinea pedis.
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Beard ringworm, tinea barbae.
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Body ringworm, tinea corporis.
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Jock itch, tinea cruris.
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Nail ringworm, tinea unguium.
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Scalp ringworm, tinea capitis.
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Origin of dermatophyte

  • dermato- +‎ -phyte

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