Denoting fungi that use keratin as a substrata, e.g., dermatophytes. [keratin + Gr. philos, love, attraction, + -ic]

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ke·ra·ti·no·phil·ic .ker-ət-ə-nə-'fil-ik, kə-.rat-ən-ə- adj exhibiting affinity for keratin (as in hair, skin, feathers, or horns) used chiefly of fungi capable of growing on such materials

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ke·rat·i·no·phil·ic (kə-rat″in-o-filґik) keratin-seeking; using keratin as a substrate. Said of fungi.

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