Ringworm meaning

rĭngwûrm
Any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by several related fungi, characterized by ring-shaped, scaly, itching patches on the skin and generally classified by the location on the body.
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Any of various contagious skin diseases caused by related varieties of fungus and characterized by itching and the formation of ring-shaped, discolored patches covered with scales or vesicles.
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Any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by several related fungi, characterized by ring-shaped, scaly, itching patches on the skin and generally classified by the location on the body.
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Any of a number of contagious fungal infections of the skin, hair, or nails caused chiefly by species of the genera Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton. Ringworm often causes scaly, itching ring-shaped patches, especially on the skin.
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A contagious fungal affliction of the skin, characterised by ring-shaped discoloured patches, covered by vesicles or scales.
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Origin of ringworm

  • From ring +"Ž worm, being descriptive of what it looks like.

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