trichophyton

noun

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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“Trichophyton.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/trichophyton. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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