from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An infection of the scalp caused by fungi of the genera Microsporum or Trichophyton, characterized by itchy, scaly patches and sometimes hair loss; ringworm of the scalp.
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- noun fungal infection of the scalp characterized by bald patches
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin : Medieval Latin tinea, tinea + Latin capitis, genitive of caput, head.]
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