noun, Pathology.
any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by certain parasitic fungi and characterized by the formation of ring-shaped eruptive patches.
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’)
Any of a number of contagious fungal skin diseases characterized by ring-shaped scaly itching patches on the skin.
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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