tinea tonsurans

noun

ti·​nea ton·​su·​rans
ˌtinēəˌtänˈsu̇rənz,
-ˌranz
: tinea capitis involving any portion of the hairy parts of domestic animals

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Medieval Latin tinea + New Latin tonsurans (specific epithet of the parasitic fungus Trichophyton tonsurans), present participle of tonsurare to shear, clip, from Medieval Latin, from Latin tonsura act of shearing, tonsure

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

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