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Athlete’s foot

a contagious disease, caused by a fungus that thrives on moist surfaces; ringworm of the feet.
a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, esp between the toes and on the soles Technical name tinea pedis

athlete’s foot ath·lete’s foot (āth’lēts)
A contagious fungal skin infection caused by a species of Trichophyton or Epidermophyton that usually affects the feet, especially the skin between the toes, and is characterized by itching, blisters, cracking, and scaling. Also called tinea pedis.

An infection of the skin that usually attacks the feet, causing itching, peeling, and redness. Athlete’s foot is caused by a kind of fungus that thrives in damp places.


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