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tin·e·a

 (tĭn′ē-ə)
n.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, a gnawing worm.]

tin′e·al adj.

tinea

(ˈtɪnɪə)
n
(Pathology) any fungal skin disease, esp ringworm
[C17: from Latin: worm]
ˈtineal adj

tin•e•a

(ˈtɪn i ə)

n.
any of several fungal infections of the skin, esp. ringworm.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin; Latin: larva of an insect that devours books, clothes, etc.]
tin′e•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tinea - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patchestinea - 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
2.Tinea - type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Tineidae, Tineidae - clothes moths
casemaking clothes moth, Tinea pellionella - the larvae live in tubes of its food material fastened with silk that it spins
Translations

tinea

n tiña, tinea, infección f de la piel por hongos; — capitis tinea capitis (form), tiña del cuero cabelludo or de la cabeza; — corporis tinea corporis (form), tiña corporal or del cuerpo; — cruris tinea cruris (form), tiña inguinal; — pedis tinea pedis (form), pie m de atleta; — versicolor pitiriasis f versicolor