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favus

noun fa·vus \ˈfā-vəs\

Definition of FAVUS

:  any of several contagious skin diseases caused by ascomycetous fungi (as Trichophyton schoenleinii) and occurring in humans and many domestic animals
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Origin of FAVUS

New Latin, from Latin, honeycomb
First Known Use: circa 1543

Rhymes with FAVUS

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favus

noun fa·vus \ˈfā-vəs\

Medical Definition of FAVUS

:  a contagious skin disease of humans and many domestic animals and fowls that is caused by a fungus (as Trichophyton schoenleinii)—called also honeycomb ringworm
fa·vic \-vik\ adjective

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