ringworm


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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
References in classic literature ?
The water is running water, and changes all the time, else a patient with a ringworm might take the bath with only a partial success, since, while he was ridding himself of the ringworm, he might catch the itch.
The symptoms you described are suggestive of ringworm but you need to take Coco to a vet to confirm that this is the case.
owner Sabena Power's son Paddy said: "he's still in the Sprint Cup and is recovering from the ringworm.
Both the boy and his mother contracted the ringworm infection and have nasty red lesions on the face and neck to prove it.
The fungi that cause ringworm are called dermatophytes - microscopic spores that can live for long periods on all sorts of surfaces, including the skin and everyday items such as towels and bedsheets.
BARTON replies: Bald patches that are symmetrical are highly unlikely with a condition like ringworm or any other infectious skin disease.
has introduced Xylecide, a multipurpose anti-fungal shampoo that aids in preventing ringworm and other skin infections.
Ringworm is very contagious, especially among elementary school children who share personal items.
A ringworm epidemic is creating a crisis for local animal welfare agencies and rescue organizations, which are asking for help from the community.
Dermatophytes are a group of keratinophilic and keratinolytic molds, some of which are responsible for ringworm.