tinea tonsurans

noun ti·nea ton·su·rans \ˌtinēəˌtänˈsu̇rənz, -ˌranz\

Definition of tinea tonsurans

  1. :  tinea capitis involving any portion of the hairy parts of domestic animals

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Origin and Etymology of tinea tonsurans

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 — more at tonsure

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