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[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]
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a contagious tropical disease. Also called yaws.See also: Disease and Illness
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|Noun||1.||frambesia - 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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