An infectious skin disease of humans and many animals, esp. fowl, caused by an imperfect fungus (esp. Trichophyton schoenleinii) and characterized by itching and the formation of yellow crusts usually about the hair follicles, esp. on the head.
Webster's New World
Origin of Favus
From Latin favus (“honeycomb”).
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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