Definition of Microsporum

1. Noun. A genus of fungus of the family Moniliaceae; causes ringworm.

Exact synonyms: Genus Microsporum
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Moniliaceae, Moniliaceae

Medical Definition of Microsporum

1. A genus of small spored ectothrix ringworm fungi (dermatophytes) of the Fungi Imperfecti, order Moniliales, family Moniliaceae, which cause various diseases of the skin and hair. As the perfect (sexual) stages are identified, they are classified in the genus Nannizzia. Synonym: microsporon. Origin: Gr. Sporos = seed This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microsporum

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Literary usage of Microsporum

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1. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1908)
"OF seventeen cases of animal ringworm observed in Toulouse, sixteen were derived from the dog and fifteen gave cultures of microsporum ..."

2. The Clinical Journal (1905)
"It forms about 60 per cent, of ringworm of the scalp of children in Paris, but gradually disappears as we get into Germany and Italy. A microsporum which ..."

3. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"Dis., 1899, p. i: Bodin and Almy, "Le microsporum du chien," Receuil de mcd. ... 1907) au microsporum caninum (Bodin and Almy, 1897"), Annales, 1008, p. ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1850)
"At this part are observed the first traces of the microsporum, which afterwards spreads to the contiguous hairs, while these are progressively changed until ..."

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