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Epidermophyton - a genus of fungi. E. floccosum attacks both skin and nails but not hair, and is one of the causative organisms of tinea cruris, tinea pedis (Athlete's foot), and onychomycosis.

Epiphysis - Secondary growth center of the metatarsals and phalanges.

Erythema - A name applied to redness of the skin produced by congestion of the capillaries, which may result from a variety of causes.

Erythema Nodosum - A disorder characterized by the formation of tender, red nodules on the front of the legs. Erythema nodosum primarily affects women and has been associated with certain infections: coccidiomycosis, fungal infections, tuberculosis, hepatitis B and syphilis.

Exostosis - A non cancerous growth on the surface of a bone, usually with a cartilage cap, that is due to long-term irritation as a result of osteoarthritis, infections, or trauma.

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