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tinea Line breaks: tinea
Pronunciation: /ˈtɪnɪə/

Definition of tinea in English:


Technical term for ringworm.
Example sentences
  • Tinea corporis refers to tinea anywhere on the body except the scalp, beard, feet, or hands.
  • 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.
  • The treatment consisted of broad-spectrum antibiotics, pain medication, and, of course, antifungal cream for the tinea.


Late Middle English: from Latin, 'worm'.

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