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ring·worm

 (rĭng′wûrm′)
n.
Any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by several related fungi, characterized by ring-shaped, scaly, itching patches on the skin and generally classified by the location on the body. Also called tinea.

ringworm

(ˈrɪŋˌwɜːm)
n
(Pathology) any of various fungal infections of the skin (esp the scalp) or nails, often appearing as itching circular patches. Also called: tinea

ring•worm

(ˈrɪŋˌwɜrm)

n.
any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by certain parasitic fungi and characterized by the formation of ring-shaped eruptive patches.
[1375–1425]

ring·worm

(rĭng′wûrm′)
Any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by a fungus and resulting in ring-shaped, scaly, itching patches on the skin.

ringworm

A fungal infection characterized by patches of ringshaped, reddened skin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ringworm - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patchesringworm - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
dhobi itch - fungal infection attacking moist parts of the body
kerion - ringworm infection of the hair follicles of the scalp and beard that usually results in a swelling that is covered with pustules and oozes fluid
athlete's foot, tinea pedis - fungal infection of the feet
barber's itch, tinea barbae - fungal infection of the face and neck
tinea capitis - fungal infection of the scalp characterized by bald patches
tinea corporis - fungal infection of nonhairy parts of the skin
eczema marginatum, jock itch, tinea cruris - fungal infection of the groin (most common in men)
tinea unguium - fungal infection of the nails (especially toenails)
fungal infection, mycosis - an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
Translations

ringworm

[ˈrɪŋwɜːm] Ntiña f

ringworm

[ˈrɪŋwɜːrm] nteigne f

ringworm

[ˈrɪŋˌwɜːm] ntigna

ring·worm

n. tiña.

ringworm

n tinea corporis (form), tiña corporal or del cuerpo
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