F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fey-vuh s]
    • /ˈfeɪ vəs/
    • /fˈavəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fey-vuh s]
    • /ˈfeɪ vəs/

Definitions of favus word

  • noun plural favus Pathology. a skin disease, especially of the scalp, characterized by dry yellow encrustations that have an unpleasant odor, usually caused by the fungus Trichophyton schoenleinii. 1
  • noun plural favus a hexagonal paving tile or stone. 1
  • noun favus (medicine) A severe, chronic infection of ringworm. 1
  • noun favus an infectious fungal skin disease of man and some domestic animals, characterized by formation of a honeycomb-like mass of roundish dry cup-shaped crusts 0
  • noun favus an infectious skin disease of humans and many animals, esp. fowl, caused by an imperfect fungus (esp. Trichophyton schoenleinii) and characterized by itching and the formation of yellow crusts usually about the hair follicles, esp. on the head 0
  • noun favus A tile or flagstone cut into a hexagonal shape to produce a honeycomb pattern. 0

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Origin of favus

First appearance:

before 1705
One of the 50% oldest English words
1705-10; < New Latin, special use of Latin favus honeycomb

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favus popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

favus usage trend in Literature

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