Definitions for yawsyɔz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an infectious tropical disease, primarily of children, characterized by raspberrylike eruptions of the skin and caused by a spirochete, Treponema pertenue.
Ref: Also called frambesia.
* (used with a sing. v.).
Origin of yaws:
1670–80; < Jamaican Creole
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
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A systemic non-venereal infection of the tropics caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue.