noun \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

Origin of FAVUS

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

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noun \ˈfā-vəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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