Definition of Yaws

1. Noun. An infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions.

Exact synonyms: Frambesia, Framboesia
Generic synonyms: Infectious Disease



Definition of Yaws

1. n. A disease, occurring in the Antilles and in Africa, characterized by yellowish or reddish tumors, of a contagious character, which, in shape and appearance, often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries. There are several varieties of this disease, variously known as frambœsia, pian, verrugas, and crab-yaws.

2. n. A disease, occurring in the Antilles and in Africa, characterized by yellowish or reddish tumors, of a contagious character, which, in shape and appearance, often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries. There are several varieties of this disease, variously known as frambœsia, pian, verrugas, and crab-yaws.

Definition of Yaws

1. Noun. (disease) A contagious tropical disease, caused by the spirochete ''Treponema pertenue'', characterized by yellowish or reddish tumors, which often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries. ¹

2. Noun. (plural of yaw) ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of yaw) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Yaws

1. yaw [v] - See also: yaw

Medical Definition of Yaws

1. A disease, occurring in the Antilles and in Africa, characterised by yellowish or reddish tumours, of a contagious character, which, in shape and appearance, often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries. There are several varieties of this disease, variously known as framboesia, pian, verrugas, and crab-yaws. Origin: African yaw a raspberry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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