furfur

furfur

[fur-fer]
noun, plural furfures [fur-fyuh-reez, -fuh-] .
1.
the formation of flakelike particles on the surface of the skin, as of dandruff.
2.
furfures, these particles.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin: bran, scaly infection

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furfur (ˈfɜːfə)
 
n , pl furfures
1.  a scaling of the skin; dandruff
2.  any scale of the epidermis
 
[C17: from Latin: bran, scurf]

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