a contagious disease, caused by a fungus that thrives on moist surfaces; ringworm of the feet.
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Origin of athlete's foot
An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for athlete's foot
a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, esp between the toes and on the solesTechnical name: tinea pedis
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Medicine definitions for athlete's foot
[ ăth′lēts ]
A contagious fungal skin infection caused by a species of Trichophyton or Epidermophyton that usually affects the feet, especially the skin between the toes, and is characterized by itching, blisters, cracking, and scaling; ringworm of the foot.tinea pedis
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Culture definitions for athlete's foot
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