Trichophyton


Trichophyton

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      a genus of fungi in order Onygenales (phylum Ascomycota, kingdom Fungi) that infects the skin, hair, and nails of humans and other animals. It is one of several causes of athlete's foot, jockstrap itch, and other ringworm (q.v.) infections in people. T. verrucosum causes ringworm in cattle. Although worldwide in distribution, some species apparently are more abundant in some areas than in others. T. schoenleini, for example, is the cause of a human skin infection in the Mediterranean, and T. rubrum causes a similar disease in the tropics.

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  • Trichophyton — rubrum mit einem Makro und mehreren Mikrokonidien Systematik Reich: Pilze (Fungi) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Trichophyton — Trichophyton …   Wikipédia en Français

  • trichophyton — [ trikɔfitɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1855; lat. sav. , du gr.; cf. tricho et phyte ♦ Bot. Champignon ascomycète, parasite qui prend naissance et se développe dans les cheveux, sur la peau, les ongles, produisant une sorte de teigne appelée trichophytie (n. f.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trichophyton — género de hongos de la familia Moniliailes saprófitos del suelo y parásitos de la piel, pelo y añas del hombre. Entre las especies patógenas para el hombre, productoras de tiña se encuentra el T. mentagrophytes, el T. rubrum. el T. tonsurans y el …   Diccionario médico

  • Trichophyton — Malmst., unvollständig bekannter Pilz von unsicherer systematischer Stellung, dessen gegliederte Mycelfäden in oïdienartige Brutzellen zerfallen. T. tonsurans Malmst. lebt als Schmarotzer im erkrankten Haarboden des Menschen und der Tiere und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Trichophyton —   [griechisch phytón »Gewächs«, »Pflanze«], zu den Deuteromycetes gehörende Gattung der Pilze. Einige Trichophytonarten leben saprophytisch im Boden, andere verursachen Haut , Haar und Nagelerkrankungen bei Tieren und beim Menschen.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Trichophyton — Trichophyton …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Trichophyton —   Trichophyton …   Wikipedia Español

  • Trichophyton — Taxobox name = Trichophyton status = image width = 240px image caption = Trichophyton rubrum regnum = Fungi divisio = Ascomycota classis = Eurotiomycetes ordo = Onygenales familia = Arthrodermataceae genus = Trichophyton DescriptionThe fungus… …   Wikipedia

  • Trichophyton — noun a genus of fungus of the family Moniliaceae; causes ringworm and favus • Syn: ↑genus Trichophyton • Hypernyms: ↑fungus genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Moniliaceae, ↑family Moniliaceae * * * trichophyton /trik ofˈi tən or trik ə fīˈton/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trichophyton — Ringworm Ring worm , n. (Med.) A contagious affection of the skin due to the presence of a vegetable parasite, and forming ring shaped discolored patches covered with vesicles or powdery scales. It occurs either on the body, the face, or the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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