from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The name given to one of the three principal dermatophytes, or epiphytes of the skin.
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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.
Solely to the invasion of the cutaneous structures, especially the epidermal portion, by the vegetable parasite, the _achorion