Affliction vs Ringworm - What's the difference?

affliction | ringworm |


As nouns the difference between affliction and ringworm

is that affliction is a state of pain, suffering, distress or agony while ringworm is a contagious fungal affliction of the skin, characterised by ring-shaped discoloured patches, covered by vesicles or scales.

affliction

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A state of pain, suffering, distress or agony.
  • Something which causes pain, suffering, distress or agony.
  • *1913 ,
  • *:She wore a man's long ulster (not as if it were an affliction , but as if it were very comfortable and belonged to her; carried it like a young soldier) [...]
  • ringworm

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • A contagious fungal affliction of the skin, characterised by ring-shaped discoloured patches, covered by vesicles or scales.
  • * "As listed above, in superficial mycoses infection is localised to the skin, the hair, and the nails. An example is ringworm or tinea, an infection of the skin by a dermatophyte."
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