tinea cruris

noun
tinea cru·​ris | \ -ˈkru̇r-əs How to pronounce tinea cruris (audio) \

Definition of tinea cruris

: ringworm involving especially the groin and perineum

called also jock itch

First Known Use of tinea cruris

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tinea cruris

New Latin, literally, tinea of the leg

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Cite this Entry

“Tinea cruris.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinea%20cruris. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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tinea cruris

noun
tinea cru·​ris | \ -ˈkru̇r-əs How to pronounce tinea cruris (audio) \

Medical Definition of tinea cruris

: a fungal infection involving especially the groin and perineum

called also jock itch

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