Medical Dictionary

Epidermophyton

noun Ep·i·der·moph·y·ton \ -(ˌ)dər-ˈmäf-ə-ˌtän \

medical Definition of Epidermophyton

: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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Epidermophyton? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!