dermatophyte
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /dɚˈmæt.oʊ.faɪt/, /dɚˈmæt.ə.faɪt/
Noun

dermatophyte (plural dermatophytes)

  1. Any parasitic fungus (mycosis) that infects the skin (tinea, ringworm, jock itch, athlete's foot).
    1. Microsporum species
    2. Epidermophyton species
    3. Trichophyton species
    4. Arthroderma species
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