- the formation of flakelike particles on the surface of the skin, as of dandruff.
- furfures, these particles.
Origin of furfur
1615–25; < Latin: bran, scaly infection
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- a scaling of the skin; dandruff
- any scale of the epidermis
C17: from Latin: bran, scurf