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2 definitions found
 for Tinea
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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. (Zool.) A genus of small Lepidoptera, including the
        clothes moths and carpet moths.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tinea
      n 1: infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and
           appearing as itching circular patches [syn: tinea,
           ringworm, roundworm]
      2: type genus of the Tineidae: clothes moths [syn: Tinea,
         genus Tinea]

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