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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yaws, frambesia, framboesia(noun)

    an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions


  1. yaws(Noun)

    A contagious tropical disease, caused by the spirochete Treponema pertenue, characterized by yellowish or reddish tumors, which often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yaws(noun)

    a disease, occurring in the Antilles and in Africa, characterized by yellowish or reddish tumors, of a contagious character, which, in shape and appearance, often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries. There are several varieties of this disease, variously known as framboesia, pian, verrugas, and crab-yaws

  2. Origin: [African yaw a raspberry.]


  1. Yaws

    Yaws is a topical infection of the skin, bones and joints caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum pertenue. Other treponemal diseases are bejel, pinta, and syphilis.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yaws

    yaws, n. a tropical epidemic and contagious disease of the skin—also Frambœsia, Button scurvy, Verruga Peruviana, Buba or Boba, Patta, Tetia, &c.—adj. Yaw′ey, pertaining to the yaws. [African yaw, a raspberry.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Yaws

    A systemic non-venereal infection of the tropics caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yaws in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yaws in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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