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dermatophyte

dermatophyte

noun der·ma·to·phyte \(ˌ)dər-ˈma-tə-ˌfīt, ˈdər-mə-\

Definition of DERMATOPHYTE

:  a fungus parasitic on the skin or skin derivatives (as hair or nails)

Origin of DERMATOPHYTE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1882

dermatophyte

noun der·ma·to·phyte \(ˌ)dər-ˈmat-ə-ˌfīt, ˈdər-mət-ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DERMATOPHYTE

:  a fungus parasitic upon the skin or skin derivatives (as hair or nails)—compare dermatomycosis
der·ma·to·phyt·ic \(ˌ)dər-ˌmat-ə-ˈfit-ik, ˌdər-mət-\ adjective

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