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Meaning of TINEA

Pronunciation:  'tineeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths
  2. [n]  infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
 

TINEA is a 5 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: genus Tinea, ringworm, roundworm
 
 See Also: arthropod genus, athlete's foot, barber's itch, casemaking clothes moth, dhobi itch, eczema marginatum, family Tineidae, fungal infection, jock itch, kerion, mycosis, tinea barbae, tinea capitis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea pedis, Tinea pellionella, tinea unguium, Tineidae

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tin"e*a\, n. [L., a worm, a moth.]
1. (Med.) A name applied to various skin diseases, but
   especially to ringworm. See {Ringworm}, and {Sycosis}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of small Lepidoptera, including the
   clothes moths and carpet moths.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Tinea is a fungal infection of the skin.
 

 

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