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- noun A chronic skin infection, usually of the scalp, caused by fungi of the genus Trichophyton and characterized by the development of thick, yellow crusts over the hair follicles.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Pl. favi (-vī). A tile or slab of marble cut into a hexagonal shape, so as to produce a honeycomb pattern in pavements.
- noun In pathology, crusted or honeycombed ringworm, a disease of the skin, chiefly attacking the scalp, but also occurring on any part of the body, characterized by yellowish dry incrustations somewhat resembling a honeycomb. It is produced by the fungus Achorion Schönleinii. The disease is also called
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- noun (Med.) A disease of the scalp, produced by a vegetable parasite.
- noun A tile or flagstone cut into an hexagonal shape to produce a honeycomb pattern, as in a pavement; -- called also
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- noun medicine A
severe, chronic infectionof ringworm.
- noun A
tileor flagstonecut into a hexagonalshape to produce a honeycombpattern.
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- noun a contagious fungal infection of the scalp; occurs mainly in Africa and the Middle East
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But the crowning achievement of the period in this direction was the discovery made by the German, J.L. Schoenlein, in 1839, that a very common and most distressing disease of the scalp, known as favus, is really due to the presence and growth on the scalp of a vegetable organism of microscopic size.
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It diagnosed theC of conjunctivitis, theF of favus, and theT of trachoma.
They avoided passengers who seemed to be suffering from trachoma or favus.
He had indeed contracted the eye disease favus on the Giulia.
Femina dulce malum, pariter favus atque venenum, Melle linens gladium cor confodit et sapientum.
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Now the fact is that already we share a great many diseases with the lower animals, a few of them being tuberculosis, anthrax, rabies, tetanus, cancer, pleuro-pneumonia, certain insect-borne diseases, some parasitic worm diseases and some skin diseases like favus.
This observer claimed to have discovered in the cankerous secretions the existence of a vegetable parasite (namely, a cryptogam, as in favus), which he termed the keraphyton, or parasitic plant of the horn.
The mouse is also attacked by favus, and the rat is often infected with _Trypanosoma
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In favus, Gilbert tells us that, after the removal of the pustules, there remain foramina, from which exudes a poisonous substance, resembling honey.
Among the diseases of the scalp attention is given to alopecia, dandruff (_furfur_), tinea caries and various pustular affections, fanus (favus), rima, spidecia, achora, etc.
whichbe commented on the word favus
Not nearly as favorable as the name suggests.
December 16, 2008
bilby commented on the word favus
Some choice words on this page: honeycombed ringworm, flagstone, vegetable parasite, sectila, incrustations.
February 3, 2013