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Meaning of TINEA

Pronunciation:  'tineeu

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.