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tinea

[ tin-ee-uh ]
/ ˈtɪn i ə /
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noun Pathology.
any of several skin diseases caused by fungi; ringworm.
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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.

OTHER WORDS FROM tinea

tin·e·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tinea

tinea
/ (ˈtɪnɪə) /

noun
any fungal skin disease, esp ringworm

Derived forms of tinea

tineal, adjective

Word Origin for tinea

C17: from Latin: worm
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Scientific definitions for tinea

tinea
[ tĭnē-ə ]

See ringworm.
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