favus

noun
fa·​vus | \ˈfā-vəs \

Definition of favus 

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

First Known Use of favus

circa 1543, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for favus

New Latin, from Latin, honeycomb

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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 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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favic \-​vik \ adjective

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