ringworm

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noun ring·worm \ˈriŋ-ˌwərm\

Definition of ringworm

  1. :  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

15th Century

First Known Use of ringworm

15th century


RINGWORM Defined for English Language Learners

ringworm

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noun ring·worm \ˈriŋ-ˌwərm\

Definition of ringworm for English Language Learners

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


RINGWORM Defined for Kids

ringworm

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noun ring·worm \ˈriŋ-ˌwərm\

Definition of ringworm for Students

  1. :  a fungus infection that causes red ring-shaped patches on the skin


Medical Dictionary

ringworm

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noun ring·worm \ˈriŋ-ˌwərm\

Medical Definition of ringworm

  1. :  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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