Definition of Microsporum in US English:

Microsporum

noun

Mycology Medicine
  • A genus of dermatophytic fungi that cause ringworm in various mammals, including humans.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Mayne (1808–1868). From scientific Latin Microsporum, genus name from micro- + sporum.

Pronunciation

Microsporum

/mʌɪˈkrɒspərəm/