tinea

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin tinea (moth; bookworm).

Noun[edit]

tinea (plural tineas or tineae)

  1. (pathology) A fungal infection of the skin known generally as ringworm.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 6:
      Her knees were ingrained with dirt, her toes raw with tinea, her fingernails black and broken.

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Noun[edit]

tinea f (genitive tineae); first declension

  1. a destructive insect larva that attacks household items such as books or clothing; larva, maggot, caterpillar

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative tinea tineae
genitive tineae tineārum
dative tineae tineīs
accusative tineam tineās
ablative tineā tineīs
vocative tinea tineae

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