trichophyton

[trĭk′ə-fītŏn′, trĭ-kŏfĭ-]

Trichophyton

[trĭk′ə-fītŏn′, trĭ-kŏfĭ-]
n.
  1. A genus of pathogenic fungi causing dermatophytosis in the hair, skin, and nails of humans.
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  • 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