jock itch definition

  • noun:
    • A fungal illness of the skin associated with the crotch area, happening more commonly in the sunshine and among men and described as red ringlike areas, occasionally with little sores, and serious itching; ringworm of this groin. Also known as tinea cruris.
    • a fungal illness, tinea cruris, of the crotch region, as a result of the fungus Trichophyton rubrum as well as others.
    • fungal infection of crotch (typical in males)

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