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Meaning of RINGWORM

Pronunciation:  'ring`wurm

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches

RINGWORM is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: roundworm, tinea
 See Also: athlete's foot, barber's itch, dhobi itch, eczema marginatum, fungal infection, jock itch, kerion, mycosis, tinea barbae, tinea capitis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea pedis, tinea unguium



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ring"worm"\, n. (Med.)
A contagious affection of the skin due to the presence of a
vegetable parasite, and forming ring-shaped discolored
patches covered with vesicles or powdery scales. It occurs
either on the body, the face, or the scalp. Different
varieties are distinguished as {Tinea circinata}, {Tinea
tonsurans}, etc., but all are caused by the same parasite (a
species of {Trichophyton}).