Definition of dermatophyte in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdəːmətə(ʊ)fʌɪt/


A pathogenic fungus that grows on skin, mucous membranes, hair, nails, feathers, and other body surfaces, causing ringworm and related diseases.
  • Trichophyton and other genera, subdivision Deuteromycotina.
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.



Pronunciation: /dəːmətə(ʊ)ˈfɪtɪk/
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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