yaws, frambesia, framboesia(noun)
an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions
A contagious tropical disease, caused by the spirochete Treponema pertenue, characterized by yellowish or reddish tumors, which often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries.
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
Origin: [African yaw a raspberry.]
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
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
A systemic non-venereal infection of the tropics caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue.
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The numerical value of yaws in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of yaws in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We thought we would have been a lot further with Yaws, and that is basically because we don't have the medicines donated as we do with other diseases.
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