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yaws

 (yôz)
pl.n. (used 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.

[From American Spanish yaya, sore, from Carib yaya, disease.]
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yaws

(jɔːz)
n
(Pathology) (usually functioning as singular) an infectious nonvenereal disease of tropical climates with early symptoms resembling syphilis, characterized by red skin eruptions and, later, pain in the joints: it is caused by the spiral bacterium Treponema pertenue. Also called: framboesia
[C17: of Carib origin]
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yaws - an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stagesyaws - 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
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Translations

yaws

n singFrambösie f
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yaws

n pian m, frambesia
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Afri- can fashion and traditional styles have been adopted and adapted by Africans of the diaspora and even non-Af- ricans who are increasingly wearing bubas, soras, and geles and kentes.
There were green top hats with pinned clovers, kilts, turbans, thobes, saris, kimonos, dreadlocks, fez, Bubas, Baju Kurangs and a myriad of other dresses I hadn't ever seen before.
From New York to a street in downtown London, Women are wearing bubas (tops), soras (wrap skirts) and geles (head ties).