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- n. A sheath of conidia, on the outside of a hair, caused by a parasitic fungus
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The form of the parasitic fungus causing tinea or ringworm which produces its spores on the outside of the hairs.
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The ectothrix variety is usually derived directly or indirectly from domestic animals, and is chiefly responsible for body-ringworm, and for suppurative ringworm, whether upon the bearded region or elsewhere.
Of this latter there are two main subvarieties -- endothrix and ectothrix.
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