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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.
(Pathology) any of various fungal infections of the skin (esp the scalp) or nails, often appearing as itching circular patches. Also called: tinea
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 a number of contagious skin diseases caused by a fungus and resulting in ring-shaped, scaly, itching patches on the skin.
A fungal infection characterized by patches of ringshaped, reddened skin.
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|Noun||1.||ringworm - 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
tinea capitis - fungal infection of the scalp characterized by bald patches
tinea corporis - fungal infection of nonhairy parts of the skin
tinea unguium - fungal infection of the nails (especially toenails)