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Trichophyton mentagrophytes

[ mĕn-tăg′rō-fītēz ]
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n.

A zoophilic small-spored fungal parasite that causes infection of hair, skin, and nails.

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How to use Trichophyton mentagrophytes 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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