ringworm

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From ring +‎ worm, being descriptive of what it looks like.

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ringworm (usually uncountable, plural ringworms)

  1. A contagious fungal infection of the skin, characterised by ring-shaped discoloured patches, covered by vesicles or scales.
    In superficial mycoses infection is localised to the skin, the hair, and the nails. An example is ringworm or tinea, an infection of the skin by a dermatophyte.

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of ring +‎ worm.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɪŋ.ʋɔrm/
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  • Hyphenation: ring‧worm

Noun[edit]

ringworm m (plural ringwormen)

  1. annelid, worm of the phylum Annelida
  2. ringworm, infectious fungal disease