(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.