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Related to Trichophyton mentagrophytes: Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton interdigitale, Epidermophyton floccosum
a zoophilic small-spored ectothrix species of fungi that causes infection of the hair, skin, and nails; it is a cause of ringworm in dogs, horses, rabbits, mice, rats, chinchillas, foxes, and humans (especially tinea pedis with severe inflammation, and tinea cruris).
A species, one form of which, called granulare, is parasitic on several mammals including horses, dogs, and rodents and can also affect humans. Another variety, called interdigitale, is associated with tinea pedis.
See also: Trichophyton