athlete's foot

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ath·lete's foot

(ăth′lēts)
n.
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; ringworm of the foot. Also called tinea pedis.

athlete's foot

n
(Pathology) a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, esp between the toes and on the soles. Technical name: tinea pedis

ath′lete's foot′


n.
a contagious disease of the feet, caused by a fungus that thrives on moist surfaces; ringworm of the feet.
[1925–30]

ath·lete's foot

(ăth′lēts)
A contagious infection of the feet that usually affects the skin between the toes, causing it to itch, blister, and crack. It is caused by fungus.

athlete's foot

A fungal infection causing the skin between the toes to itch, crack, and peel.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.athlete's foot - fungal infection of the feetathlete's foot - fungal infection of the feet  
ringworm, roundworm, tinea - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
Translations

ath·lete's foot

n. pie de atleta. V.: dermatophytosis

athlete’s foot

n tinea pedis (form), pie m de atleta, infección f por hongos de los pies
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