Definition of Trichophyton
1. Noun. A genus of fungus of the family Moniliaceae; causes ringworm and favus.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Moniliaceae, Moniliaceae
Medical Definition of Trichophyton
1. A deuteromycetous fungal genus of the class hyphomycetes. Various species attack the skin, nails, and hair. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trichophyton
Literary usage of Trichophyton
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1. Essentials of Laboratory Diagnosis: Designed for Students and Practitioners by Francis Ashley Faught (1916)
"The trichophyton is composed of spores, which vary greatly in size, but which, ... trichophyton SPORES AND THREADS. debris; it is then put for one or two ..."
2. Medical Diagnosis: A Manual of Clinical Methods by John James Graham Brown (1883)
"In the favus crust there are always to be found, in addition, numerous micrococci and bacteria. 2. trichophyton.—This parasite produces three forms ..."
3. Chemical and Micoscopical Diagnosis by Francis Carter Wood (1909)
"Tinea tonsurans (Ringworm of the scalp).— The fungus of this disease may be divided into two main groups, trichophyton ..."
4. A Text-book of Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods by Leonard Napoleon Boston (1905)
"The spores and mycelia of Tinea trichophyton ... suppurating Tinea sycosis is due to the trichophyton ..."
5. Diagnostic Methods, Chemical, Bacteriological and Microscopical: A Text-book by Ralph Waldo Webster (1920)
"These mycelial threads branch at right angles, the spores measure from 3 to 10 microns in diameter (Hyde). (2) trichophyton ..."