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

Examples of tinea cruris in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Apple Bodemer, a dermatologist in Madison, Wisconsin, jock itch — also called tinea cruris – is a condition caused by a fungal infection of the skin. Ashley Abramson, Allure, "Why You May Be Experiencing Jock Itch More These Days," 3 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of tinea cruris was circa 1923

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15 Mar 2021

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“Tinea cruris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinea%20cruris. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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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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