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tinea (n.)

late 14c., "ringworm," from Latin tinea "a gnawing worm, moth, bookworm," of uncertain origin. From 1650s as a type of moth (the larvae of which eat clothes, papers, etc.).

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Definitions of tinea
1
tinea (n.)
infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches;
Synonyms: ringworm / roundworm
2
Tinea (n.)
type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths;
Synonyms: genus Tinea
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