ectothrix

noun
ec·​to·​thrix | \ ˈek-tə-ˌthriks How to pronounce ectothrix (audio) \

Medical Definition of ectothrix

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an ectothrix fungus of the genus Microsporum or Trichophyton

ectothrix

adjective

Medical Definition of ectothrix (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

Learn More about ectothrix

Cite this Entry

“Ectothrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ectothrix. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

Comments on ectothrix

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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