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tinea

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noun tin·ea \ˈti-nē-ə\

Definition of tinea

  1. :  any of several fungal infections of the skin; especially :  ringworm

tineal

play \-nē-əl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of tinea

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, worm, moth


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

tinea

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noun tin·ea \ˈtin-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of tinea

  1. :  any of several fungal diseases of the skin; especially :  ringworm




Learn More about tinea

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of tinea Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about tinea


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