Epidermophyton

noun

Ep·​i·​der·​moph·​y·​ton -(ˌ)dər-ˈmäf-ə-ˌtän How to pronounce Epidermophyton (audio)
: a genus of imperfect fungi that comprises dermatophytes causing disease (as athlete's foot and tinea cruris), that now usually includes a single species (E. floccosum synonyms E. inguinale and E. cruris), and that is sometimes considered a synonym of Trichophyton

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“Epidermophyton.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Epidermophyton. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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