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- n. Any member of the fungus genus Trichophyton.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of minute saprolegnious fungi, parasitic on the skin of man, where they grow luxuriantly in and beneath the epidermis, in the hair-follicles, etc. T. tonsurans produces the skin-disease known as tinea or ringworm. See dermatophyte, tinea.
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- n. a genus of fungus of the family Moniliaceae; causes ringworm and favus
From the genus name. (Wiktionary)