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scutulum

Pronunciation: sku'chu-lum, -la; sku'chu-lum

Definition: A yellow, saucer-shaped crust, the characteristic lesion of favus, consisting of a mass of hyphae, pus, and scales.

[L. dim. of scutum, shield]

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