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 (frăm-bē′zhə, -zhē-ə)
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.]
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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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frambesia, framboesia

a contagious tropical disease. Also called yaws.
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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
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[10] Es una forma de infeccion tropical de la piel, los huesos y las articulaciones, llamada tambien frambesia tropical, poly papilloma tropicum, thymosis o yaws; causada por la espiroqueta Treponema pallidum pertenue.