tinea pedis


tinea pe·​dis -ˈpe-dəs How to pronounce tinea pedis (audio)

Examples of tinea pedis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Appropriately enough, tinea pedis, or athlete's foot, is the most common fungal infection picked up in gyms, according to Fullem. Scott Douglas, sun-sentinel.com, 29 July 2019 According to The Points Guy, the most likely suspect is a fungal infection, specifically tinea pedis, a.k.a. Meghan Overdeep, ajc, 12 June 2018

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Word History


New Latin, tinea of the foot

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tinea pedis was in 1948

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“Tinea pedis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinea%20pedis. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

tinea pedis

tinea pe·​dis -ˈped-əs How to pronounce tinea pedis (audio)
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