Tinea Capitis Definition
An infection of the scalp caused by fungi of the genera Microsporum or Trichophyton, characterized by itchy, scaly patches and sometimes hair loss; ringworm of the scalp.
American Heritage Medicine
Origin of Tinea Capitis
New Latin Medieval Latin tinea tinea Latin capitis genitive of caput head
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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