n. fungus of the skin

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Dermatophyte — Der*mat o*phyte (d[ e]r*m[a^]t [ o]*f[imac]t or d[ e]r m[.a]*t[ o]*f[imac]t), n. [Gr. de rma, atos, skin + fyto n plant.] (Med.) A fungus infecting and parasitic on the skin, especially one which causes disease; as, ringworm is caused by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dermatophyte — ● dermatophyte nom masculin Champignon filamenteux microscopique pathogène responsable d affections de la peau, des ongles, des poils et des cheveux. dermatophyte [dɛʀmatɔfit] n. m. ÉTYM. 1910; de dermato , et phyte. ❖ ♦ Méd. Champignon… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dermatophyte — [dʉr′mə tō fīt΄, dər mat′əfīt΄] n. any plant parasitic on the skin, as the fungus that causes ringworm …   English World dictionary

  • Dermatophyte — Dermatophytes (name based on the Greek for skin plants ) are a common label for a group of three types of fungus that commonly causes skin disease in animals and humans.[1] These anamorphic (asexual or imperfect fungi) genera are: Microsporum,… …   Wikipedia

  • dermatophyte — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1882 a fungus parasitic on the skin or skin derivatives (as hair or nails) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dermatophyte — Les dermatophytes sont des champignons microscopiques filamenteux appartenant aux genres Trichophyton, Microsporum et Epidermophyton. Ils sont caractérisés par la production de spores diverses : microconidies, macroconidies, arthrospores et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dermatophyte — (der mah to faīt ) A fungus parasitic on the skin …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • dermatophyte — dermatophytic /deuhr mat euh fit ik, derr meuh teuh /, adj. dermatophytosis, n. /deuhr mat euh fuyt , derr meuh teuh /, n. Pathol. any fungus parasitic on the skin and causing a skin disease, as ringworm. [1880 85; DERMATO + PHYTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dermatophyte — noun A parasitic fungus (mycosis) that infects the skin (tinea, ringworm, jock itch, athletes foot). See Also: dermophyte …   Wiktionary

  • dermatophyte — A fungus that causes superficial infections of the skin, hair, and/or nails, i.e., keratinized tissues. Species of Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton are regarded as dermatophytes, but causative agents of tinea versicolor …   Medical dictionary

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