favus

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noun fa·vus \ˈfā-vəs\

Definition of favus

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

Origin and Etymology of favus

New Latin, from Latin, honeycomb


First Known Use: circa 1543


Medical Dictionary

favus

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noun fa·vus \ˈfā-vəs\

Medical Definition of favus

  1. :  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

favic

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