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Meaning of ringworm

ring•worm

Pronunciation: (ring'wûrm"), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by certain parasitic fungi and characterized by the formation of ring-shaped eruptive patches.
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