the formation of flakelike particles on the surface of the skin, as of dandruff.
furfures, these particles.
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How to use furfur in a sentence
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
a scaling of the skin; dandruff
any scale of the epidermis
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