epidermophytosis

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epidermophytosis

 [ep″ĭ-der″mo-fi-to´sis]
1. a fungal skin infection due to Epidermophyton.
epidermophytosis cru´ris tinea cruris.

epidermophytosis

/epi·der·mo·phy·to·sis/ (-der″mo-fi-to´sis)
2. a fungal skin infection due to Epidermophyton.

epidermophytosis

[ep′idur′mōfītō′sis]
a superficial fungus infection of the skin.

epidermophytosis

Skin infection with any of the skin fungi including Epidermophyton species. Athlete's foot and tinea cruris are examples of epidermophytoses. The term literally means ‘outer skin plants’ and is a historic commentary on the fact that fungi were once classified as plants.

epidermophytosis

a fungal skin infection, especially one due to Epidermophyton floccosum. The common form is athlete's foot in humans, but the infection has been identified in the dog, mule and goat. Called also dermatophytosis.