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dermatophyte

Syllabification: der·mat·o·phyte
Pronunciation: /dərˈmatəˌfīt, ˈdərmətə-
 
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Definition of dermatophyte in English:

noun

A pathogenic fungus that grows on skin, mucous membranes, hair, nails, feathers, and other body surfaces, causing ringworm and related diseases.
Example sentences
  • They are caused by fungi called dermatophytes that live on skin, hair, and nails and thrive in warm, moist areas.
  • Diagnostic tests may include skin scrapings, hair combings, a dermatophyte culture, blood work, and skin biopsies.
  • Like itraconazole, fluconazole is active against common dermatophytes, Candida species and some nondermatophytic molds.

Derivatives

dermatophytic

1
Pronunciation: /dərˌmatəˈfitik, ˌdərmətə-/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Our case emphasizes the possibility of deep dermatophytic infections in immunocompromised patients.
  • This composition can be topically applied to dermatophytic infection for treating the same.
  • This agent has activity against many fungi with excellent activity against dermatophytic fungi.

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