[ fur-fer ]
/ ˈfɜr fər /
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noun, plural fur·fur·es [fur-fyuh-reez, -fuh-]. /ˈfɜr fyəˌriz, -fə-/.
the formation of flakelike particles on the surface of the skin, as of dandruff.
furfures, these particles.
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Origin of furfur
1615–25; <Latin: bran, scaly infection
Words nearby furfur
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Example sentences from the Web for furfur
The skin disease Pityriasis (tinea) versicolor was shown to be due to the Microsporon furfur by Eichstedt in 1846.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
Where her arms came out of it there was grey furfur round her neck, too, and her close-fitting cap was furry.Bliss, and Other Stories|Katherine Mansfield
British Dictionary definitions for furfur
/ (ˈfɜːfə) /
noun plural furfures (ˈfɜːfjʊˌriːz, -fəˌriːz)
a scaling of the skin; dandruff
any scale of the epidermis
Word Origin for furfur
C17: from Latin: bran, scurf
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