A fungus to which several diseases of the skin and hair are believed to be due. M audouini, the cause of Pelade, a disease of the hair-covered skin. M. furfur. See Tinea versicolor. M. malassezii, the specific fungus of pityriasis versicolor. M. men- tagrophytes, the cause of mentagra, q. v. M. minutissimum, a species found in the groin and axilla, causing an eruption. See Erythrasma.
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