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Medical Term:

tinea

Pronunciation: tin'e-a

Definition: A fungus infection (dermatophytosis) of the keratin component of hair, skin, or nails. Genera of fungi causing such infection are Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton.

Synonym(s): ringworm, serpigo1

[L. worm, moth]

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