from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Tineinae — clothes moths.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name applied to various skin diseases, but especially to ringworm. See ringworm, and sycosis.
  • n. A genus of small Lepidoptera, including the clothes moths and carpet moths.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ringworm.
  • n. A notable genus of moths, typical of the family Tineidæ and superfamily Tineina.
  • n. A moth of this genus or some related one; a tineid.

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

  • n. infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • n. type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths


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