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Microsporum

 [mi″kro-spor´um]
a genus of fungi that cause diseases of the skin and hair such as tinea capitis and tinea corporis. Species include M. audoui´nii, M. ca´nis (M. lano´sum), and M. ful´vum (M. gyp´seum).

Microsporum

(mī-kros'pŏ-rŭm, mī-krō-spō'rŭm),
A genus of pathogenic fungi causing dermatophytosis. In appropriate culture media, characteristic macroconidia are seen; microconidia are rare in most species.
[micro- + G. sporos, seed]

Microsporum

/Mi·cros·po·rum/ (-spor´um) a genus of fungi that cause diseases of skin and hair, including M. audoui´ni, M. ca´nis, M. ful´vum, and M. gyp´seum.

Microsporum

[-spôr′əm]
Etymology: Gk, mikros + sporos, seed
a genus of dermatophytes of the family Moniliaceae. The spores are multiseptate and variable in shape and have thin or thick walls. One species is M. audouinii, which causes epidemic tinea capitis in children. Others are M. canis and M. gypseum. Formerly called Microsporon.

Microsporum

A genus of fungi which causes tinea capitis, tinea corpus, ringworm, and other dermatophytoses.

Microsporum

A genus of fungi causing tinea capitis, tinea corpus, ringworm, and other dermatophytoses. See Tinea.

Mi·cros·po·rum

(mī'krō-spō'rŭm)
A genus of pathogenic fungi causing dermatophytosis.
[micro- + G. sporos, seed]

Microsporum

A genus of fungus that causes TINEA.

Microsporum

genus of pathogenic fungi causing dermatophytosis

Mi·cros·po·rum

(mī'krō-spō'rŭm)
A genus of pathogenic fungi causing dermatophytosis.
[micro- + G. sporos, seed]

Microsporum

a genus of fungi that cause various diseases of the skin and hair, referred to as ringworm. The sexual state is known as Nannizia.

Microsporum audouinii
an anthropophilic species which may occasionally infect domestic animals.
Microsporum canis var canis
causes ringworm in dogs, cats, humans and occasionally other animals.
Microsporum canis var distortum
principally an infection of laboratory primates, but occurs also in dogs and cats.
Microsporum fulvum
occasionally infects pigs, goats, monkeys, jaguars and lions.
Microsporum gallinae
causes favus in chickens and turkeys.
Microsporum gypseum
a soil dermatophyte that causes ringworm in dogs, horses and sometimes other species.
Microsporum nanum
causes ringworm in pigs and rarely other animals and humans.
Microsporum persicolor
infects voles.