trichophyton

noun
tricho·​phy·​ton | \ ˌtrik-ə-ˈfī-ˌtän How to pronounce trichophyton (audio) , tri-ˈkäf-ə-ˌtän How to pronounce trichophyton (audio) \

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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“Trichophyton.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/trichophyton. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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