endothrix


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endothrix

 [en´do-thriks]
a dermatophyte whose growth and spore production are confined chiefly within the shaft of a hair.

en·do·thrix

(en'dō-thriks),
Fungal spores (conidia) invading the interior of a hair shaft; there is no conspicuous external sheath of spores, as there is with ectothrix.
[endo- + G. thrix, hair]

endothrix

/en·do·thrix/ (en´do-thriks) a dermatophyte whose growth and spore production are confined chiefly within the hair shaft.

en·do·thrix

(en'dō-thriks)
Fungal spores (conidia) invading the interior of a hair shaft; there is no conspicuous external sheath of spores, as there is with ectothrix.
[endo- + G. thrix, hair]

endothrix

a dermatophyte whose growth and spore production are confined chiefly within the shaft of a hair.
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