from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various fungi that can cause parasitic skin infections.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A parasitic fungus (mycosis) that infects the skin (tinea, ringworm, jock itch, athlete's foot).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fungus infecting and parasitic on the skin, especially one which causes disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant that grows upon the skin; a fungus of a low type which is parasitic upon the skin of men and other animals, causing various diseases.
dermato- + -phyte (Wiktionary)