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(a-ko' -re-on) [dim. of aycop, chaff].

A genus of fungous organisms, including several species (possibly modified forms of Penicillium glaucum) found in the skin, espe- cially the hair-follicles. A. keratophagus, the form causing Onychomycosis. A. le- bertii, the parasite of Tinea tonsurans. A.

schonleinii, the species occurring in ring- worm, or Tinea favosa.

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