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[der-mat-uh-fahyt, dur-muh-tuh-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. any fungus parasitic on the skin and causing a skin disease, as ringworm.

Origin of dermatophyte

First recorded in 1880–85; dermato- + -phyte
Related formsder·mat·o·phyt·ic [der-mat-uh-fit-ik, dur-muh-tuh-] /dərˌmæt əˈfɪt ɪk, ˌdɜr mə tə-/, adjectiveder·mat·o·phy·to·sis, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dermatophyte


  1. any parasitic fungus that affects the skin
Derived Formsdermatophytic (ˌdɜːmətəʊˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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dermatophyte in Medicine


([object Object])
  1. Any of various fungi causing parasitic infections of the skin, hair, or nails.
Related formsder•mat′o•phytic (-fĭtĭk) adj.
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