a tropical infectious disease caused by a spirochete (Treponema pertenue) and characterized by raspberrylike skin eruptions followed sometimes by destructive lesions of the skin and bones
Origin of yawsfrom a Carib language: compare Galibi ïaïa
plural nounused with a sing. or pl. verb
A highly contagious tropical disease that chiefly affects children, caused by the spirochete Treponema pertenue and characterized by raspberrylike sores, especially on the hands, feet, and face. Also called frambesia .
Origin of yawsFrom American Spanish yaya sore from Carib yaya disease
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of yaw