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[fey-vuh s] /ˈfeɪ vəs/
noun, plural favuses for 1, favi
[fey-vahy] /ˈfeɪ vaɪ/ (Show IPA),
for 2.
Pathology. a skin disease, especially of the scalp, characterized by dry yellow encrustations that have an unpleasant odor, usually caused by the fungus Trichophyton schoenleinii.
a hexagonal paving tile or stone.
Origin of favus
1705-10; < New Latin, special use of Latin favus honeycomb Unabridged
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an infectious fungal skin disease of man and some domestic animals, characterized by formation of a honeycomb-like mass of roundish dry cup-shaped crusts
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Latin: honeycomb
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favus in Medicine

favus fa·vus (fā'vəs)
A severe type of chronic ringworm of the scalp and nails that is caused by various dermatophytes and occurs in humans and certain animals.

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