tinea

[tin-ee-uh]
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Origin of tinea

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin; Latin: larva of a moth or beetle that devours books, clothes, etc.
Related formstin·e·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tinea

tinea

noun
  1. any fungal skin disease, esp ringworm
Derived Formstineal, adjective

Word Origin for tinea

C17: from Latin: worm
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Word Origin and History for tinea
n.

late 14c., "ringworm," from Latin tinea "a gnawing worm, moth, bookworm;" from 1650s as a type of moth.

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tinea in Medicine

tinea

[tĭnē-ə]
n.
  1. Any of various fungal infections of the skin, hair, or nails caused chiefly by species of the genera Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton.ringworm
Related formstine•al adj.
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tinea in Science

tinea

[tĭnē-ə]
  1. See ringworm.
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