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furfur

[fur-fer] /ˈfɜr fər/
noun, plural furfures
[fur-fyuh-reez, -fuh-] /ˈfɜr fyəˌriz, -fə-/ (Show IPA)
1.
the formation of flakelike particles on the surface of the skin, as of dandruff.
2.
furfures, these particles.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin: bran, scaly infection
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furfur

/ˈfɜːfə/
noun (pl) furfures (ˈfɜːfjʊˌriːz; -fəˌriːz)
1.
a scaling of the skin; dandruff
2.
any scale of the epidermis
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: bran, scurf
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