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anamorph  an asexual state. anthropophilic  adapted to humans. arthroconidium  a spore resulting from the breaking up of a hypha into separate cells; characteristic of parasitic form of ringworm fungi. asexual  reproduction not involving prior union of two nuclei. blastospore  a spore formed by budding. cerebriform  complex folding similar to the brain surface. chlamydospore  a thick-walled cell, intercalary or terminal, containing stored food and able to function as a spore. clavate  club-shaped. cleistothecium  a reproductive structure associated with the sexual state of ringworm fungi. conidiophore  a specialized structure of varying complexity that bears conidiogenous cells. conidium  an asexual spore. dermatophyte  a ringworm fungus. dimorphic  having two distinct forms, which often correspond to saprophytic and parasitic phases, respectively. downy  fluffy. ectothrix  dermatophyte hair infection with hyphae inside the hair and a sheath of spores outside the hair. endospore  spore formed internally (e.g. a sporangiospore). endothrix  dermatophyte hair infection with fungus confined to the inside of a hair. faviform  waxy, restricted honeycomb-like growth of certain dermatophytes. floccose  cottony. fusiform  spindle-shaped. geophilic  soil-inhabiting. glabrous  smooth, leathery. grain  compact agglomeration of fungal or actinomycete elements formed in vivo . granular  texture ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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