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ringworm

noun ring·worm \ˈriŋ-ˌwərm\

: a disease that causes ring-shaped marks to appear on the skin

Full Definition of RINGWORM

:  any of several contagious fungal diseases of the skin, hair, or nails of humans and domestic animals that are characterized by ring-shaped discolored skin patches covered with vesicles and scales

First Known Use of RINGWORM

15th century

ringworm

noun ring·worm \ˈriŋ-ˌwərm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RINGWORM

:  any of several contagious diseases of the skin, hair, or nails of humans and domestic animals caused by fungi (as of the genus Trichophyton) and characterized by ring-shaped discolored patches on the skin that are covered with vesicles and scales—called also tinea

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