Definition of Dermatophyte

1. n. A vegetable parasite, infesting the skin.



Definition of Dermatophyte

1. Noun. A parasitic fungus (mycosis) that infects the skin (tinea, ringworm, jock itch, athlete's foot). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dermatophyte

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Medical Definition of Dermatophyte

1. A vegetable parasite, infesting the skin. Origin: Gr, skin + plant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dermatophyte

dermatopathia
dermatopathia pigmentosa reticularis
dermatopathic
dermatopathic lymphadenitis
dermatopathic lymphadenopathy
dermatopathological
dermatopathologist
dermatopathologists
dermatopathology
dermatopathophobia
dermatopathy
dermatophilosis
dermatophobia
dermatophone
dermatophylaxis
dermatophyte (current term)
dermatophytes
dermatophytic onychomycosis
dermatophytid
dermatophytids
dermatophytosis
dermatoplastic
dermatoplasties
dermatoplasty
dermatopolyneuritis
dermatorrhagia
dermatorrhagia parasitica
dermatorrhexis
dermatorrhoea
dermatosclerosis

Literary usage of Dermatophyte

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals edited by Kim Waggie (1994)
"Spontaneous outbreaks of dermatophytosis among laboratory animals are not uncommon, and there have been numerous reports of proven or probable dermatophyte ..."

2. A Dictionary of Medicine: Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics by Richard Quain, Frederick Thomas Roberts, John Mitchell Bruce, Samuel Treat Armstrong (1894)
"The trichophyton is the dermatophyte of tinea and sycosis, and is found in the substance of the hair as well as in the epidermis. ..."

3. On Diseases of the Skin, Including the Exanthemata by Ferdinand Hebra, Charles Hilton Fagge, Moriz Kaposi (1880)
"During its further progress, however, the dermatophyte may set up symptoms of reaction in the subjacent cutis—hyperaemia (redness), serous exudation ..."

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