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Favus \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.


n. (plural of fava English)

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They divide conscious matter into five general classifications, or favas, according to the number of senses each entity possesses.