frambesia

play
noun fram·be·sia \fram-ˈbē-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of frambesia

  1. :  yaws

Origin and Etymology of frambesia

New Latin, from French framboise raspberry; from the appearance of the lesions


First Known Use: 1782


Medical Dictionary

frambesia

play
noun fram·be·sia \fram-ˈbē-zh(ē-)ə\
variants: or chiefly British

framboesia

\-zē-ə\play

Medical Definition of frambesia

  1. :  yaws


Learn More about frambesia


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up frambesia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to link together in a series or chain

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!