athlete's foot


Definition of athlete's foot

: ringworm of the feet

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To create some of the features of the AM4MN, adidas designers used scans of athletes' feet and ARAMIS motion capture technology used by NASA, to learn more about how an athlete's foot moves during a game. Demetrio Teniente, Houston Chronicle, "Adidas unveils 'AM4MN' Super Bowl LII cleats," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of athlete's foot

1928, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of athlete's foot

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

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Kids Definition of athlete's foot

: a fungus infection of the foot marked by blisters, itching, and cracks between and under the toes

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ath·​lete's foot | \ ˌath-ˌlēts- How to pronounce athlete's foot (audio) \

Medical Definition of athlete's foot

: ringworm of the feet

called also tinea pedis

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