Favus meaning

fāvəs
A chronic skin infection, usually of the scalp, caused by fungi of the genus Trichophyton and characterized by the development of thick, yellow crusts over the hair follicles.
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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.
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A chronic skin infection, usually of the scalp, caused by fungi of the genus Trichophyton and characterized by the development of thick, yellow crusts over the hair follicles.
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(medicine) A severe, chronic infection of ringworm.
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A tile or flagstone cut into a hexagonal shape to produce a honeycomb pattern.

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Origin of favus

  • Latin honeycomb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin favus (“honeycomb”).

    From Wiktionary