trichophyton

noun
tricho·phy·ton | \ ˌtrik-ə-ˈfī-ˌtän , tri-ˈkäf-ə-ˌtän \

Medical Definition of trichophyton 

1 capitalized : a genus of fungi of the family Moniliaceae that are parasitic in the skin and hair follicles and include several causing ringworm — see epidermophyton

2 : any fungus of the genus Trichophyton

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