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dermatophyte

der·ma·to·phyte

dermatophyte

pronunciation:
dr mae t faIt
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part of speech: noun
definition: any fungus, such as that of ringworm, that is parasitic on skin.
derivation: dermatophytic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word dermatophyte contains the following parts:
derm, derma, dermat, dermato Greek root that means skin
phyt, phyto, -phyte Greek root that means plant; plant growth