microsporum

noun

mi·​cros·​po·​rum mī-ˈkräs-pə-rəm How to pronounce microsporum (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of fungi of the family Moniliaceae producing both small, nearly oval single-celled spores and large spindle-shaped multicellular spores with a usually rough outer wall and including several that cause ringworm, tinea capitis, and tinea corporis
2
plural microspora : any fungus of the genus Microsporum

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“Microsporum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/microsporum. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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