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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.]

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]

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.
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
Translations

yaws

n singFrambösie f

yaws

n pian m, frambesia
References in classic literature ?
At the same moment, she yawed sharply and seemed to change her course.
Suddenly the schooner in front of me gave a violent yaw, turning, perhaps, through twenty degrees; and almost at the same moment one shout followed another from on board; I could hear feet pounding on the companion ladder and I knew that the two drunkards had at last been interrupted in their quarrel and awakened to a sense of their disaster.
It's the first foul wind I ever knew to blow from astern; but look, did ever whale yaw so before?
Now to this hand, now to that, he yawed in his faltering flight, and still at every billow that he broke, he spasmodically sank in the sea, or sideways rolled towards the sky his one beating fin.
The head was not kept to the wind; it yawed and fell away.
"Just in time I blow my horn, and your boat she yaw a little.
Raise a few feet of that all but invisible plate three-eighths of an inch and she will yaw five miles to port or starboard ere she is under control again.
Lateral and longitudinal velocity (usually indicated as [??] and [??]) and yaw rate ([??]) create three degrees of freedom related to the vehicle body.
After the initial WHO eradication efforts, yaws was believed to be largely eliminated from countries of mainland Asia, although reporting and active case detection have not been uniform throughout the region (7).
Pre-impact tire marks associated with a crash typically fall into one of two categories: skid marks or yaw marks.
Due to the high morbidity of treponemal diseases and the ease with which they responded to treatment with single dose depot penicillin, a 1949 World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution [1, 2] gave birth to the yaws eradication effort.
With over 4,000 hydrocarbons and chemicals, Yaws (chemical engineering, Lamar U., Texas) cites properties that are useful in determining the environmental impact of the material and seeking less damaging alternatives.