Trichophyton

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Trichophyton

 [trĭ-kof€´€ĭ-ton]
a genus of fungi that may cause various infections of the skin, hair, and nails.

Trichophyton

(tri-kof'i-tŏn),
A genus of pathogenic fungi causing dermatophytosis in humans and animals; species may be anthropophilic, zoophilic, or geophilic, and attack the hair, skin, and nails, and are characterized by their growth in hair. Endothrix species grow from the skin into the hair follicle, penetrate the shaft, and grow into it, producing rows of arthroconidia as the hyphae septate; there is no growth on the external surface of the shaft. Ectothrix species are of two kinds, large spored and small spored. In both, the fungus grows into the hair follicle, surrounds the hair shaft, and penetrates it, but continues to grow both within and outside the hair shaft, producing arthroconidia externally.
[tricho- + G. phyton, plant]

Trichophyton

/Tri·choph·y·ton/ (trĭ-kof´ĭ-ton) a genus of fungi, species of which attack skin, hair, and nails.

Trichophyton

[trikof′iton]
Etymology: Gk, thrix + phyton, plant
a genus of fungi that infects skin, hair, and nails. See also dermatomycosis, dermatophyte.
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Trichophyton rubrum

Trichophyton

A dermatophyte fungus that lacks a sexual state and thus is an imperfect (asexual) fungus.

Trichophyton

Mycology A genus of Imperfect Fungi, family Moniliaceae, consisting of branched filaments and spores, which infects the skin surface, nails, hair

Trich·o·phy·ton

(tri-kof'i-ton)
A genus of pathogenic fungi causing dermatophytosis in humans and animals; species attacks the hair, skin, and nails.
[tricho- + G. phyton, plant]
Trichophyton genus of pathogenic anthropophilic, zoophilic and geophilic fungi causing dermatophosis in humans, affecting keratinized structures (i.e. skin, hair and nails)

Trichophyton

a genus of fungi that may cause various infections of the skin, hair and nails. It utilizes keratin as a source of nourishment and is therefore localized in its pathogenicity to the skin and its appendages. The perfect state is in the genus Arthroderma. Called also Achorion.

Trichophyton cutaneum
an occasional cause of bovine mastitis.
Trichophyton equinum
causes ringworm in horses.
Trichophyton gallinae
now called Microsporum gallinae; the cause of favus in fowl.
Trichophyton megninii, Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton shoenleinii, Trichophyton tonsurans, Trichophyton violaceum
anthropophilic species which occasionally infect animals.
Trichophyton mentagrophytes (Trichophyton gypseum)
causes ringworm in horses, dogs and many other species. T. var erinacei occasionally causes ringworm in dogs and other species; the reservoir is the European hedgehog.
Trichophyton simii
causes ringworm in monkeys and poultry.
Trichophyton verrucosum
causes ringworm in cattle, sheep and goats.