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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sheath of conidia, on the outside of a hair, caused by a parasitic fungus

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The form of the parasitic fungus causing tinea or ringworm which produces its spores on the outside of the hairs.


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