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-capitis

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UV radiation can help identify certain fungus in the hair (tinea capitis) because the hair that is infected will fluoresce green.

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Tinea corporis and tinea capitis are most commonly seen in babies and children, although children can become infected with all four types of tinea.

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Common disorders among children include
tinea capitis, a type of ringworm, and alopecia, areas of hair loss that can be caused by ringworm or tight braids that pull on hair.

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Ringworm of the scalp, or
tinea capitis**, is a fungal infection that occurs most often in children but also sometimes affects adolescents and adults, who usually contract the infection from a child.