athlete's foot

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athlete's foot:

see ringwormringworm
or tinea
, superficial eruption of the skin caused by a fungus, chiefly Microsporum, Trichophyton, or Epidermophyton. Any area of the skin may be affected, including the scalp and nails, but the most common site is the feet.
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athlete's foot

[′ath‚lēts ′fu̇t]
(medicine)
Dermatophytosis of the feet, usually affecting the skin between the toes.
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athlete's foot

a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, esp between the toes and on the soles
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