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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An infection of the scalp caused by fungi of the genera Microsporum or Trichophyton, characterized by itchy, scaly patches and sometimes hair loss; ringworm of the scalp.

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  • n. fungal infection of the scalp characterized by bald patches

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin : Medieval Latin tinea, tinea + Latin capitis, genitive of caput, head.

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