athlete's foot


athlete's foot
,athlete's `foot noun uncount
an infection in which the skin between the toes becomes sore, cracked, and ITCHY

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • athlete's foot — n [U] a medical condition in which the skin between your toes cracks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • athlete's foot — ► NOUN ▪ a form of ringworm infection affecting the skin between the toes …   English terms dictionary

  • athlete's foot — n. a common fungous infection of the skin of the feet; ringworm of the feet …   English World dictionary

  • Athlete's foot — Hong Kong foot redirects here. For unit of length, see Shaku (unit). This article is about a medical condition. For the American retail shoe store, see The Athlete s Foot. Athlete s Foot Classification and external resources Pale, flaky sp …   Wikipedia

  • athlete's foot — noun fungal infection of the feet • Syn: ↑tinea pedis • Hypernyms: ↑tinea, ↑ringworm, ↑roundworm * * * noun [noncount] medical : a condition in which the skin between and around the toes cracks and peels * * * ˌathlete s ˈfoot [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • athlete's foot — N UNCOUNT Athlete s foot is a fungal infection in which the skin between the toes becomes cracked or peels off …   English dictionary

  • athlete's foot — Pathol. a contagious disease, caused by a fungus that thrives on moist surfaces; ringworm of the feet. [1925 30, Amer.] * * * Form of ringworm that affects the feet. In the inflammatory type, the infection may lie inactive much of the time, with… …   Universalium

  • athlete's foot — /ˌæθlits ˈfʊt / (say .athleets foot) noun tinea of the foot, especially of the skin between the toes. {US (early 1900s); from the fact that it flourishes in the warm, moist environment of athletes shoes, and may be spread through the use of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • athlete's foot — noun A fungal infection of the skin of the foot, usually between the toes, caused by the pathogen fungi. Scientific name: tinea pedis …   Wiktionary

  • athlete's foot — ath·lete s foot .ath .lēts n ringworm of the feet called also tinea pedis * * * a fungus infection of the skin between the toes: a type of ringworm. Medical name: tinea pedis. * * * 1. tinea pedis …   Medical dictionary


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