frambesia


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fram·be·sia

 (frăm-bē′zhə, -zhē-ə)
n.
See yaws.

[New Latin, from French framboise, raspberry (from the appearance of the excrescence), from Old French, of Germanic origin; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

yaws

(yɔz)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
an infectious tropical disease, primarily of children, characterized by raspberrylike eruptions of the skin and caused by a spirochete, Treponema pertenue. Also called frambesia.
[1670–80; < Jamaican Creole]
yaw′ey, adj.

frambesia, framboesia

a contagious tropical disease. Also called yaws.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frambesia - an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stagesframbesia - an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact