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trichophyton

[ trĭk′ə-fītŏn′, trĭ-kŏfĭ- ]
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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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How to use trichophyton in a sentence

  • The markedly inflammatory and pustular types are produced by the large-spore fungus—trichophyton.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
  • The cause of the disease, which is of a contagious nature, is a vegetable parasite closely similar to the trichophyton.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
  • In 1842–43 Gruby showed that Herpes tonsurans, a form of ringworm, is due to the fungus Trichophyton tonsurans.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
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