geophilic


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ge·o·phil·ic

(jē'ō-fil'ik),
Terrestrial, soil inhabiting.
[geo- + G. philos, love, attraction, + -ic]

ge·o·phil·ic

(jē'ō-fil'ik)
Soil-loving; refers to microorganisms indigenous to soil.
[geo- + G. philos, love, attraction, + -ic]

geophilic

soil-originating fungal species; may infect humans

geophilic

soil-loving; said of certain fungi found in soil.
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Categories of dermatophytes include anthropophilic, zoophilic, and geophilic.
Dermatophytes, which are ubiquitous in the environment, are categorized as geophilic, zoophilic, or anthropophilic according to their ecologic reservoir.
Rarely, it is also caused by geophilic and anthropophilic species.
Also in the present study a geophilic dermatophyte, M gypseum was isolated, which may be attributed to the contact of the patients with the soil.
Infection caused by zoophilic and geophilic species tend to be self-healing and the inflammation will be severe.