tinea corporis

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tinea cor·po·ris

A fungal infection involving areas of the skin not covered by hair, characterized by a pink to red rash and often considerable itching, and usually caused by species of Trichophyton or Microsporum; ringworm of the body.

[New Latin : Medieval Latin tinea, tinea + Latin corporis, genitive of corpus, body.]
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Noun1.tinea corporis - fungal infection of nonhairy parts of the skin
ringworm, roundworm - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
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(7,8) Other fungi commonly causing superficial mycosis is Malassezia furfur, a lipophilic fungus that affects the skin and hair causing diseases like dandruff, pityriasis versicolor, tinea circinata and seborrhoeic dermatitis.