[ pĭt′ĭ-rŏs′pər-əm, pĭt′ĭ-rō-spôr′əm ]
A genus of fungi that includes one species that can cause tinea versicolor and another that is found primarily on the face and scalp and appears in dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Words nearby Pityrosporum
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