frambesia

noun
fram·​be·​sia | \ fram-ˈbē-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce frambesia (audio) \

Definition of frambesia

: yaws

First Known Use of frambesia

1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frambesia

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

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The first known use of frambesia was in 1782

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“Frambesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frambesia. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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frambesia

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

Medical Definition of frambesia

: yaws

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