It is not infectious, nor liable to swell the lymphatics in its vicinity like the tinea.
Ringworm is a kind of tinea, and it is caused by various mould fungi.
In the human body this also develops into a tapeworm called the Tinea mediocanellata.
Ovid, in his exile at Tomi, likens the "external remorse of its cares" which his heart feels to the gnawing of the tinea.
The skin ...