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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
It will be sufficient here to refer to the forms, achorion, trichophyton, oïdium, aspergillus, and the diseases produced by them, favus, ringworm, and thrush, to show this peculiarity.
Until recently the ringworm was thought to be due to but one fungus -- the trichophyton; it is now known that there are several forms of fungi, the main forms being the small-spored (microsporon Audouini) and the large-spored (trichophyton).
It is believed that such cases are variously due to the trichophyton of ringworm, to the microsporon furfur of tinea versicolor, to the microsporon minutissimus of erythrasma, and to other parasites.
Tinea trichophytina, or ringworm, is a contagious, vegetable-parasitic disease due to the invasion of the cutaneous structures by the vegetable parasite, the trichophyton, or the microsporon Audouinii.
The markedly inflammatory and pustular types are produced by the large-spore fungus -- trichophyton.
The cause of the disease, which is of a contagious nature, is a vegetable parasite closely similar to the trichophyton.
Ringworm of the bearded region is due to the trichophyton.
Some of the most common funguses are trichophyton mentagrophytes, epidermophyton floccocum and trichophyton rubrum.
 Categorise into yeast (eg. cryptococcus), yeast-like form (eg. candida), mold (eg. trichophyton), and dimorphic (eg. blastomyces, histoplasma, paracoccidioides).
Ringworm (rather inflammatory type, and produced by the trichophyton).]
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