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-cruris

1. Noun Phrase
The tinea cruris fungus may spread from person to person, so do not share towels in the locker room or clothing items.

2. Noun Phrase
Jock itch, or tinea cruris, is caused by tiny fungi called dermatohpytes, which is one of a number of fungi in the candida family.

3. Noun Phrase
Jock itch, sometimes called tinea cruris or ringworm of the groin, is a common fungal infection in men that causes an annoying itch while working out.

4. Noun Phrase
Similar to Athlete’s foot, tinea cruris** is a fungal infection affecting the area around the genitals and the inner thighs.