athlete's foot


athlete's foot

noun

medical : a condition in which the skin between and around the toes cracks and peels

Full Definition of ATHLETE'S FOOT

:  ringworm of the feet

First Known Use of ATHLETE'S FOOT

1928

ath·lete's foot

noun \ˌath-ˌlēts-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ATHLETE'S FOOT

: ringworm of the feet—called also tinea pedis

athlete's foot

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Form of ringworm that affects the feet. In the inflammatory type, the infection may lie inactive much of the time, with occasional acute episodes in which blisters develop, mostly between the toes. The dry type is a chronic condition marked by slight redness of the skin and dry scaling that may involve the sole and sides of the foot and the toenails, which become thick and brittle.

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