< /ˈfeɪ vaɪ/ for 2.

  1. 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.
  2. a hexagonal paving tile or stone.


  1. 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


  1. A severe type of chronic ringworm of the scalp and nails that is caused by various dermatophytes and occurs in humans and certain animals.

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