Tinea Corporis Definition

A fungal infection involving areas of the skin not covered by hair, characterized by a pink to red rash and often considerable itching, and usually caused by species of Trichophyton or Microsporum; ringworm of the body.
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Origin of Tinea Corporis

  • New Latin Medieval Latin tinea tinea Latin corporis genitive of corpus body

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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