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a fungal disease infecting the combs of certain fowls
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(ˈfeɪ vəs)

n., pl. fa•vus•es.
1. a skin infection characterized by itching and crusting at the hair follicles, usu. caused by the fungus Trichophyton schoenleinii.
2. Also called whitecomb. a similar infection of fowl, caused by T. megnini, often affecting the comb.
[1705–10; < New Latin; Latin favus honeycomb]
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Particularmente en cultivos de citricos se pueden citar los realizados por Carroll, 1980; Mansour & Whitecomb, 1986; Van Den Berg, Dippenaar-Schoeman, Deacon, & Anderson, 1992; Breene, Dean, & Meagher, 1993; Benamu Pino, 2004; Avalos, Bar, Oscherov, & Gonzalez, 2013; que focalizan la fauna completa de aranas lo cual cobra importancia para el control de las poblaciones de algunos fitofagos (Foelix, 1996).
Whitecomb, "The role of roots in the nutrition of aquatic vascular plants", American Journal Botany, 1971; 58: pp.
It's larvae have a broad range of prey upon insects (Hydron and Whitecomb 1979; Reddy and Manjunatha 2000).