Dermatophyte

Dermatophytes (derived from Greek `δέρματος` (dermatos), from `δέρμα`, which means `skin` and -`phyte`, from `phutón`, meaning `plant` ) are a common label for a group of three types of fungus that commonly causes skin disease in animals and humans. These anamorphic (asexual or imperfect fungi) genera are: Microsporum, Ep...
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Dermatophyte

• (n.) A vegetable parasite, infesting the skin.
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dermatophyte

(dur´mә-to-fīt″) a fungus parasitic upon the skin or its appendages; those preferring humans are called anthropophilic and those preferring other animals are called zoophilic. Particularly serious infections may occur in immunocompromised persons. The genera considered to contain dermophytic species are Micro...
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dermatophyte

(from the article `ringworm`) superficial skin lesions caused by a highly specialized group of fungi called dermatophytes that live and multiply on the surface of the skin and ...
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Dermatophyte

Der·mat'o·phyte (dẽr*măt'o*fīt or dẽr'mȧ*to*fīt) noun [ Greek de`rma , -atos , skin + fyto`n plant.] (Medicine) A vegetable parasite, infesting the skin. [ 1913 Webster]
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dermatophyte

A parasitic fungus that attacks and causes a disease of the skin.
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Dermatophyte

Dermatophyte is a parasitic plant, chiefly of the lowest type of the Cryptogamia, infesting the cuticle and epidermis of people and animals, and giving rise to various forms of skin-disease, such as ringworm, etc.
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dermatophyte

Type: Term Pronunciation: der′mă-tō-fīt Definitions: 1. A fungus that causes superficial infections of the skin, hair, and/or nails, keratinized tissues. Species of Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton are regarded as dermatophytes, but causative agents of tinea versicolor, tinea nigra, and cutaneous candidiasis are no...
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