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Meaning of FAVUS

Pronunciation:  'feyvus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a contagious fungal infection of the scalp; occurs mainly in Africa and the Middle East
 

FAVUS is a 5 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: fungal infection, mycosis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fa"vus\, n. [L., honeycomb.]
1. (Med.) A disease of the scalp, produced by a vegetable
   parasite.

2. A tile or flagstone cut into an hexagonal shape to produce
   a honeycomb pattern, as in a pavement; -- called also
   {favas} and {sectila}. --Mollett.

 

 

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