trichophyton

[ trĭk′ə-fītŏn′, trĭ-kŏfĭ- ]

n.

A member of the genus Trichophyton.

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Medical definitions for trichophyton (2 of 2)

Trichophyton
[ trĭk′ə-fītŏn′, trĭ-kŏfĭ- ]

n.

A genus of pathogenic fungi causing dermatophytosis in the hair, skin, and nails of humans.
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Example sentences from the Web for trichophyton

  • The cause of the disease, which is of a contagious nature, is a vegetable parasite closely similar to the trichophyton.

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