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Definition of "tinea" [tinea]

  • See ringworm. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tinea" in a sentence
  • "Dandruff can also accompany psoriasis or a fungal infection of the scalp called tinea capitis which occurs in children and teenagers."
  • "In that form known as tinea kerion mild applications are demanded at first; later the same treatment as in the ordinary type."
  • "It’s also called tinea corporis when on the body, tinea capitis when on the head, tinea pedis when on the feet, and tinea cruris when on the groin."