frambesia

noun

fram·​be·​sia fram-ˈbē-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce frambesia (audio)
: yaws

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of frambesia was in 1782

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Cite this Entry

“Frambesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frambesia. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

frambesia

noun
fram·​be·​sia fram-ˈbē-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce frambesia (audio)
variants or chiefly British framboesia
: yaws

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