What is the scientific name for ringworm?

Answer Ringworm is a fungal infection on the skin. Its scientific name is tinea, which means "growing worm" in Latin. A second term is added to identify the area affected: tinea capitis is ringworm of the... Read More »

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What is the cause of a ringworm type rash if not ringworm?

A ringworm (tinea) rash is usually red, bumpy, scaly and occurs in patches that may or may not be circular. If the rash is not ringworm (caused by fungus), then many other conditions could be the ... Read More »

How did ringworm get its name?

Ringworm is a contagious fungus that can infect the skin of both people and animals. It is also called tinea or dermatophytid.NamingRingworm has nothing to do with worms. Its name derives from the ... Read More »

What is the scientific name for H2O?

Though known worldwide as water, the scientific name of the most common liquid on the planet is hydrogen oxide (two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom). However, it is rarely referred to by this na... Read More »

What is the scientific name for add?

The scientific name for ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder, a name given to the disorder by the American Psychiatric Association in 1980. In 1994, the APA began referring to ADD as Attention Deficit... Read More »