Origin of tinea
Examples from the Web for tinea
So also there is a tinea which attacks dressed wool, but never touches it in its unwashed state.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation|Robert Chambers
The approach of Lithosia to the genus Yponomeuta, in Tinea, scarcely need be pointed out.Sphinx Vespiformis|Edward Newman
Favus, tinea versicolor, and the various forms of ring-worm are caused by members of the fungus group.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Ringworm is a kind of tinea, and it is caused by various mould fungi.
Tinea Favosa, or favus, is a contagious and a very stubborn disease of the skin, caused by the fungus Achorion Schoenleinii.
British Dictionary definitions for tinea
Word Origin for tinea
Word Origin and History for tinea
late 14c., "ringworm," from Latin tinea "a gnawing worm, moth, bookworm;" from 1650s as a type of moth.