framboesia


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framboesia

(fræmˈbiːzɪə) or

frambesia

n
(Pathology) pathol another name for yaws
[C19: from New Latin, from French framboise raspberry; see framboise; so called because of its raspberry-like excrescences]

frambesia, framboesia

a contagious tropical disease. Also called yaws.
See also: Disease and Illness
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Noun1.framboesia - an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stagesframboesia - 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