- From Latin via Medieval Latin and Middle English: a fungal infection of the skin. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, a gnawing worm. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dandruff can also accompany psoriasis or a fungal infection of the scalp called tinea capitis which occurs in children and teenagers.”
“In that form known as tinea kerion mild applications are demanded at first; later the same treatment as in the ordinary type.”
“It’s also called tinea corporis when on the body, tinea capitis when on the head, tinea pedis when on the feet, and tinea cruris when on the groin.”
“Various fungi, such as tinea versicolor and the Mexican ` ` Caraati, '' may produce discoloration on the skin.”
“Various fungi, such as tinea versicolor and the Mexican”
“Micologists (fungi freaks) reguard Townsville as some kind of Babylon, a mythical place where you can enjoy tinea between the fingers and all manner of interesting jock rots and thrushes while straight up fungi can sprout in your pants in under an hour.”
“These include athlete's foot, ringworm and jock itch, and occur when fungus grows and multiplies on certain areas the body, resulting in a fungal (or tinea) infection.”
“Psoriasis and lichen planus are just two possible inflammatory conditions that can cause both skin and nail changes that can mimic onychomycosis and tinea pedis.”
“But soon after they were unearthed, heat and humidity attracted tiny spores of tinea pedis and other types of fungus that attacked the clay statues.”
“Ut tinea corrodit vestimentum sic, invidiae eum qui zelatur consumit.”
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