tinea

[ tin-ee-uh ]
/ ˈtɪn i ə /

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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Medical definitions for tinea

tinea
[ tĭnē-ə ]

n.

Any of various fungal infections of the skin, hair, or nails caused chiefly by species of the genera Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton.ringworm

Other words from tinea

tine•al adj.
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Scientific definitions for tinea

tinea
[ tĭnē-ə ]

See ringworm.
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