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Medical Term:

Microsporum

Pronunciation: mi-kros'po-rum, mi-kro-spo'rum

Definition: A genus of pathogenic fungi causing dermatophytosis. In appropriate culture media, characteristic macroconidia are seen; microconidia are rare in most species.

[micro- + G. sporos, seed]

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