Definition of yaws

: a contagious tropical disease especially of children caused by a spirochete (Treponema pertenue) closely resembling the causative agent of syphilis and marked by infectious ulcerative skin lesions with later bone involvement called also frambesia

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Origin and Etymology of yaws

probably from an English-based creole of the Caribbean


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yaws

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ ˈyȯz \

medical Definition of yaws

: an infectious contagious tropical disease that is caused by a spirochete of the genus Treponema (T. pertenue) and that is characterized by a primary ulcerating lesion on the skin followed by a secondary stage in which ulcers develop all over the body and by a third stage in which the bones are involved called also frambesia, pian

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