tinea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Tinea type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths
    • n tinea infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tinea (Zoöl) A genus of small Lepidoptera, including the clothes moths and carpet moths.
    • Tinea (Med) A name applied to various skin diseases, but especially to ringworm. See Ringworm, and Sycosis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tinea tin′ē-ä the generic name of certain diseases of the skin caused by the growth of microscopic fungi: a genus of small moths of the family Tineidæ and superfamily Tineina
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a worm, a moth
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., a worm.

Usage

In literature:

Various fungi, such as tinea versicolor and the Mexican "Caraati," may produce discoloration on the skin.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Ut tinea corrodit vestimentum sic, invidiae eum qui zelatur consumit.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Tinea sycosis yields in most instances in the course of several weeks or a few months.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
The tinea, or scald head, and a leprous eruption, which often appears behind the ears, are different diseases.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
RINGWORM (TINEA TONSURANS AND TINEA FAVOSA).
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Ringworm is a kind of tinea, and it is caused by various mould fungi.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
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In news:

She had recently started applying 5% tea tree oil to the area to treat chronic, recurrent tinea versicolor.
Jock itch , tinea cruris, is more common in men than women because the male anatomy is more conducive to moist, warm areas that fungus just loves.
With tinea pedis, you never want to accidentally put your foot in your mouth.
Patients with diabetes face a higher risk of tinea pedis, which can lead to complications, and research is scarce on the efficacy of medications in diabetic patients with the fungal condition.
Tinea Versicolor (TV) is a common rash that affects up to 10 percent of all teenagers.
Patients with diabetes face a higher risk of tinea pedis , which can lead to complications, and research is scarce on the efficacy of medications in diabetic patients with the fungal condition.
Tinea Versicolor (TV) is a common rash that affects up to 10 percent of all teenagers.
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