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noun tricho·phy·ton \ˌtrik-ə-ˈfī-ˌtän, tri-ˈkäf-ə-ˌtän\

Medical Definition of trichophyton

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of fungi of the family Moniliaceae that are parasitic in the skin and hair follicles and include several causing ringworm—see epidermophyton

  2. 2:  any fungus of the genus Trichophyton

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