[fah-viz-uh m] /ˈfɑ vɪz əm/
acute hemolytic anemia caused by ingestion or inhalation of fava bean pollen.
favism fa·vism (fā’vĭz’əm)
An acute hereditary condition in which the ingestion of certain species of beans, or the inhalation of the pollen of their flowers, causes fever, headache, abdominal pain, severe anemia, prostration, and coma.
[fuh-voh-nee-uh n] /fəˈvoʊ ni ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the west wind. 2. mild or favorable; propitious. /fəˈvəʊnɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the west wind 2. (poetic) favourable
[fuh-voh-nee-uh s] /fəˈvoʊ ni əs/ noun 1. the ancient Roman personification of the west wind. personification of the west wind in Roman mythology, OED says from Latin favere “to favor;” Klein says by dissimilation from *fovonius, literally “the warming wind,” from fovere “to warm.” This is the source (via Old High German phonno, 10c., via […]
[fey-ver] /ˈfeɪ vər/ noun 1. something done or granted out of goodwill, rather than from justice or for remuneration; a kind act: to ask a favor. 2. friendly or well-disposed regard; goodwill: to win the favor of the king. 3. the state of being approved or held in regard: to be in favor at court; […]
[fey-ver-uh-buh l, feyv-ruh-] /ˈfeɪ vər ə bəl, ˈfeɪv rə-/ adjective 1. characterized by approval or support; positive: a favorable report. 2. creating or winning ; pleasing: to make a favorable impression. 3. affording advantage, opportunity, or convenience; advantageous: a favorable position. 4. (of an answer) granting what is desired. 5. boding well; propitious: The signs […]