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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a genus of fungus of the family Moniliaceae; causes ringworm and favus

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From the genus name. (Wiktionary)

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