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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.
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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]
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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.
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dermatophyte

Mycology A fungus—Epidermophyton spp, Microsporum spp, Trichophyton spp, that primarily causes superficial infections of skin, hair, and fingernails
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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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.
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