Yaws Definition

yôz
noun
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.
American Heritage Medicine
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.
Webster's New World

Plural form of yaw.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
framboesiaframbesia
verb

Third-person singular simple present indicative form of yaw.

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Origin of Yaws

  • From American Spanish yaya sore from Carib yaya disease

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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