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ectothrix

noun ec·to·thrix \ ˈek-tə-ˌthriks \

medical Definition of ectothrix

: an ectothrix fungus of the genus Microsporum or Trichophyton

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ectothrix

adjective

medical Definition of ectothrix

: occurring on the surface of the hair shaft
  • ectothrix fungi
; also : characterized by the presence of hyphae or arthroconidia on the surface of the hair shaft
  • ectothrix tinea capitis
— compare endothrix

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