tinea versicolor

[ vûr′sĭ-kŭlər ]


An eruption of tan or brown, branny patches on the skin of the trunk, caused by the fungus Pityrosporum furfur and often appearing white in contrast with hyperpigmented skin after exposure to intense sunlight.pityriasis versicolor

Nearby words

  1. tinea imbricata,
  2. tinea kerion,
  3. tinea pedis,
  4. tinea sycosis,
  5. tinea unguium,
  6. tineid,
  7. tinel's sign,
  8. tinfoil,
  9. ting,
  10. ting ling

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