1. tinea

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


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

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2. Tinea

noun. type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths.


  • Tineidae
  • Tinea pellionella
  • genus Tinea
  • family Tineidae
  • casemaking clothes moth

Sentences with tinea

1. Adjective
While tinea infections can affect anyone, people who take steroids, sweat excessively, wear tight clothing, and are chronically ill are at risk for developing them.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Transmission of tinea pedis occurs either through direct contact with infected skin or through indirect contact, such as by socks or bathroom and locker floors where the fungus may be present.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
It is in such environments that tinea pedis multiplies and infects the skin.