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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005