[syn: Tinea, genus Tinea]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tinea \Tin"e*a\, n. [L., a worm, a moth.]
1. (Med.) A name applied to various skin diseases, but
especially to ringworm. See Ringworm, and Sycosis.
2. (Zool.) A genus of small Lepidoptera, including the
clothes moths and carpet moths.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and
appearing as itching circular patches [syn: tinea,
2: type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths [syn: Tinea,