dermatophyte

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dermatophyte

 [der´mah-to-fīt″]
a fungus parasitic upon the skin, usually a species of Microsporum, Epidermophyton, or Trichophyton. Called also cutaneous fungus.

der·ma·to·phyte

(der'mă-tō-fīt),
A fungus that causes superficial infections of the skin, hair, and/or nails, that is, keratinized tissues. Species of Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton are regarded as dermatophytes, but causative agents of tinea versicolor, tinea nigra, and cutaneous candidiasis are not so classified.
[dermato- + G. phyton, plant]

dermatophyte

/der·ma·to·phyte/ (der´mah-to-fīt″) a fungus parasitic upon the skin, including Microsporum, Epidermophyton, and Trichophyton.

dermatophyte

(dûr-măt′ə-fīt′, dûr′mə-tə-)
n.
Any of various parasitic fungi that cause infections of the skin, hair, or nails.

der·mat′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

dermatophyte

[dur′mətōfīt′, dərmat′əfīt]
any of several fungi that cause parasitic skin disease in humans. See also dermatophytid and specific fungal infections.

dermatophyte

Mycology A fungus—Epidermophyton spp, Microsporum spp, Trichophyton spp, that primarily causes superficial infections of skin, hair, and fingernails

der·ma·to·phyte

(dĕr-matŏ-fīt)
A fungus that causes superficial infections of the skin, hair, and nails, i.e., keratinized tissues. Species of Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton are regarded as dermatophytes, but causative agents of tinea versicolor, tinea nigra, and cutaneous candidiasis are not so classified.

Dermatophyte

A type of fungus that causes diseases of the skin, including tinea or ringworm.
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der·ma·to·phyte

(dĕr-matŏ-fīt)
Fungus that causes superficial infections of the skin, hair, and nails.

dermatophyte

(dərmat´əfīt´),
n fungi that cause parasitic skin disease.

dermatophyte

fungi parasitic upon the skin, including Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton spp. Occasional pathogens are Keratinomyces allejoi in horses and Scopulariopsis brevicaulis in cattle.

dermatophyte test medium (DTM)
a special culture medium for fungi containing phenol red as an indicator. Pathogenic fungi produce alkali during growth causing the medium to turn red.