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

tin′e·al adj.


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


(ˈtɪn i ə)

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


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
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It is commonly known as ringworm or tinea infection.
Background: Tinea corporis is a common dermatophytic infection affecting 22-25% of the world population.
Also, in 1984, Lotrisone was approved by the FDA for treating tinea corporis, tinea pedis, and tinea cruris in patients older than 12 years.
Novan is developing the product as a broad-spectrum antifungal gel to treat superficial cutaneous fungal infections of the skin and nails such as tinea pedis and onychomycosis.
Onychomycosis and tinea pedis are common fungal infections affecting the nails and feet, respectively.
In our study, we aimed to assess onychomycosis and/or tinea pedis frequency in diabetic patients, and effects on the development of chronic complications, particularly foot ulcer.
Tinea capitis (TC) is generally considered as the most frequent fungal infection in childhood, as it accounts for approximately
Los cuadros clinicos que producen se corresponden con el area anatomica afectada: Tinea capitis (cabeza), Tinea barbae (barba), Tinea corporis (cuerpo), Tinea cruris (ingle), Tinea manuum (manos), Tinea pedis (pies) y Tinea unguium (unas).
In patients with diabetes, tinea pedis and onychomycosis triple the likelihood of secondary bacterial infections including gram-negative intertrigo, cellulitis, and osteomyelitis.