ringworm

  • 1 Ringworm — 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 ringworm — early 15c., from RING (Cf. ring) (n.) + WORM (Cf. worm) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 ringworm — ► NOUN ▪ a contagious itching skin disease occurring in small circular patches, caused by various fungi and affecting chiefly the scalp or feet …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 ringworm — [riŋ′wʉrm΄] n. any of various contagious skin diseases caused by related varieties of fungus and characterized by itching and the formation of ring shaped, discolored patches covered with scales or vesicles …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Ringworm — Infobox Disease Name = Ringworm Caption = Ringworm on the arm DiseasesDB = 17492 ICD10 = ICD10|B|35|4|b|35 ICD9 = ICD9|110.9 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = emerg eMedicineTopic = 592 MeshID = D014005 Ringworm (also called serpigo) is …

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  • 6 ringworm — /ring werrm /, n. Pathol. any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by certain parasitic fungi and characterized by the formation of ring shaped eruptive patches. [1375 1425; late ME; see RING1, WORM] * * * Superficial skin changes… …

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  • 7 ringworm — SYN: tinea. r. of beard SYN: tinea barbae. black dot r. tinea capitis due most commonly to Trichophyton tonsurans or T. violaceum. r. of body SYN: tinea corporis. crusted r. SYN: favus. r. of foot SYN: tinea pedis. honeycomb r. SYN: favus. r. of… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 8 ringworm — tinea; n. a fungus infection of the skin, the scalp, or the nails. Ringworm is caused by the dermatophyte fungi – species of Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton – and also affects animals, a source of infection for humans. It can be… …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 9 ringworm — [[t]rɪ̱ŋwɜː(r)m[/t]] N UNCOUNT Ringworm is a skin disease caused by a fungus. It produces itchy red patches on a person s or animal s skin, especially on their head and between their legs and toes. [MEDICAL] …

    English dictionary

  • 10 ringworm — noun Date: 15th century any of several contagious fungal diseases of the skin, hair, or nails of humans and domestic animals that are characterized by ring shaped discolored skin patches covered with vesicles and scales …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 ringworm — (ring werm) The common name for a fungal infection of the skin, even though it is not caused by a worm and is not always ring shaped in appearance …

    Dictionary of microbiology

  • 12 ringworm — noun A contagious fungal affliction of the skin, characterised by ring shaped discoloured patches, covered by vesicles or scales …

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  • 13 ringworm — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acne, acne vulgaris, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 Ringworm — Cassia (E) …

    EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • 15 ringworm — ring|worm [ˈrıŋwə:m US wə:rm] n [U] a skin infection that causes red rings, especially on your head …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 ringworm — ring|worm [ rıŋ,wɜrm ] noun uncount a disease that affects the skin, causing red areas in the shape of a ring …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 ringworm — n. any of several contagious fungal skin diseases characterized by itchy ring shaped patches on the skin …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 ringworm — noun a contagious itching skin disease occurring in small circular patches, caused by any of a number of fungi and affecting chiefly the scalp or feet …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 ringworm — n. Circular herpes or tetter …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 ringworm — noun (U) a skin infection that causes red rings, especially on your head …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English