Synonyms
Etymology

1. ringworm

noun. infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches.

Synonyms

  • tinea pedis
  • tinea
  • tinea cruris
  • jock itch
  • athlete's foot
  • dhobi itch
  • roundworm
  • kerion
  • tinea barbae
  • tinea capitis
  • tinea corporis
  • tinea unguium
  • mycosis
  • eczema marginatum
  • barber's itch

Etymology

  • ring (English)
  • ring (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • worm (English)
  • worm (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Sentences with ringworm


1. Noun, singular or mass
While most often found on the animal's neck and head, ringworm can appear anywhere on the body.

2. Verb, base form
If you do get ringworm from your cat, it may console you to know that you are not alone.

3. Adjective
If ringworm finds its way onto your pet, it won't take much to find its way to you.

4. Verb, past participle
Even if you think your pet has ringworm, don't start looking through your medicine cabinet for antifungal medication without consulting a vet first.

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