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[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, a gnawing worm.]
(Pathology) any fungal skin disease, esp ringworm
[C17: from Latin: worm]
tin•e•a(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.]
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|Noun||1.||tinea - 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)
|2.||Tinea - type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths|
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods