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dermatophyte

[ der-mat-uh-fahyt, dur-muh-tuh- ]
/ dərˈmæt əˌfaɪt, ˈdɜr mə tə- /
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noun Pathology.

any fungus parasitic on the skin and causing a skin disease, as ringworm.

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Origin of dermatophyte

First recorded in 1880–85; dermato- + -phyte

OTHER WORDS FROM dermatophyte

der·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

dermatophyte
/ (ˈdɜːmətəʊˌfaɪt) /

noun

any parasitic fungus that affects the skin

Derived forms of dermatophyte

dermatophytic (ˌdɜːmətəʊˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for dermatophyte

dermatophyte
[ dûr-mătə-fīt′, dûrmə-tə- ]

n.

Any of various fungi causing parasitic infections of the skin, hair, or nails.

Other words from dermatophyte

der•mat′o•phytic (-fĭtĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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