Ringworm



noun, Pathology.
1.
any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by certain parasitic fungi and characterized by the formation of ring-shaped eruptive patches.
noun
1.
any of various fungal infections of the skin (esp the scalp) or nails, often appearing as itching circular patches Also called tinea

ringworm ring·worm (rĭng’wûrm’)
n.
Any of a number of contagious fungal skin diseases characterized by ring-shaped scaly itching patches on the skin.
ringworm
(rĭng’wûrm’)
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. Also called tinea.

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