Definitions for: Tinea


[n] type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths
[n] infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches



Webster (1913) Definition: Tin"e*a, n. [L., a worm, a moth.]
1. (Med.) A name applied to various skin diseases, but
especially to ringworm. See Ringworm, and Sycosis.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of small Lepidoptera, including the
clothes moths and carpet moths.

Synonyms: genus Tinea, ringworm, roundworm

See Also: arthropod genus, athlete's foot, barber's itch, casemaking clothes moth, dhobi itch, eczema marginatum, family Tineidae, fungal infection, jock itch, kerion, mycosis, tinea barbae, tinea capitis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea pedis, Tinea pellionella, tinea unguium, Tineidae

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