Definitions for: Favus


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



Webster (1913) 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.

See Also: fungal infection, mycosis

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