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ringworm Line breaks: ring|worm
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪŋwəːm/

Definition of ringworm in English:


[mass noun]
A contagious itching skin disease occurring in small circular patches, caused by any of a number of fungi and affecting chiefly the scalp or the feet. The commonest form is athlete’s foot. Also called tinea.
Example sentences
  • Carefully check, too, for any rashes or flaky skin on the scalp - which could signify anything from scalp ringworm to dermatitis.
  • It's not a fun topic, but your feet can suffer from a variety of fungal infections that are a form of tinea, or ringworm.
  • However, if left untreated, ringworm may cause permanent scarring.

Words that rhyme with ringworm

silkworm • inchworm
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