any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by certain parasitic fungi and characterized by the formation of ring-shaped eruptive patches.
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How to use ringworm in a sentence
In humans, fungi can cause infections like athlete’s foot and ringworm.
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How would you exclude ringworm in a suspected case of eczema?
Describe the appearances of a typical patch of ringworm of the scalp.
Does ringworm of the scalp always present typical appearances?
British Dictionary definitions for ringworm
any of various fungal infections of the skin (esp the scalp) or nails, often appearing as itching circular patches: Also called: tinea
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Scientific definitions for ringworm
Any of a number of contagious fungal infections of the skin, hair, or nails caused chiefly by species of the genera Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton. Ringworm often causes scaly, itching ring-shaped patches, especially on the skin. Also called tinea
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