Definition of favus
: any of several contagious skin diseases caused by ascomycetous fungi (as Trichophyton schoenleinii) and occurring in humans and many domestic animals
Origin of favus
New Latin, from Latin, honeycomb
First Known Use: circa 1543
Rhymes with favus
Medical Definition of favus
: a contagious skin disease of humans and many domestic animals and fowl that is caused by a fungus (as Trichophyton schoenleinii) and that in humans chiefly affects the scalp with the formation of scutula followed by hair loss and scarring—called also honeycomb ringworm
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