Meaning of favus

fa•vus

Pronunciation: (fā'vus), [key]
— pl. fa•vus•es fa•vi
  1. a skin disease, esp. of the scalp, characterized by dry yellow encrustations that have an unpleasant odor, usually caused by the fungus Trichophyton schoenleinii.
  2. a hexagonal paving tile or stone.
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