tinea

Tinea \Tin"e*a\, n. [L., a worm, a moth.] 1. (Med.) A name applied to various skin diseases, but especially to ringworm. See {Ringworm}, and {Sycosis}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of small Lepidoptera, including the clothes moths and carpet moths. [1913 Webster]