tinea capitis

noun

tinea cap·​i·​tis -ˈkap-ət-əs How to pronounce tinea capitis (audio)
: an infection of the scalp caused by fungi of the genera Trichophyton and Microsporum and characterized by scaly patches penetrated by a few dry brittle hairs

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“Tinea capitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tinea%20capitis. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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