Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.