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ˈfeɪ vəsfavus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. favusnoun

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


  1. favusnoun

    A severe, chronic infection of ringworm.

  2. Etymology: From favus.


  1. Favus

    Favus (Latin for "honeycomb") or tinea favosa is the severe form of tinea capitis, a skin infectious disease caused by the dermatophyte fungus Trichophyton schoenleinii. Typically the species affects the scalp, but occasionally occurs as onychomycosis, tinea barbae, or tinea corporis. The word favid is more used than French word favus, which is close to the Latin etymology.


  1. favus

    Favus is a severe and chronic type of fungal infection that affects the skin, hair, and nails, primarily caused by the fungus Trichophyton schoenleinii. It is characterized by the formation of yellow, cup-shaped crusts (scutula) that expand slowly and may result in hair loss or permanent scarring. The disease is rare and more commonly seen in rural areas of developing countries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Favusnoun

    a disease of the scalp, produced by a vegetable parasite

  2. Favusnoun

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

  3. Etymology: [L., honeycomb.]


  1. Favus

    Favus is a disease usually affecting the scalp, but occurring occasionally on any part of the skin, and even at times on mucous membranes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Favus

    fāv′us, n. a disease of the skin, chiefly of the hairy scalp. [L. 'a honeycomb.']


  1. Favus

    a cell like that of a honeycomb.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of favus in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of favus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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