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  • noun yaws, the disease

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin, from French framboise, raspberry (from the appearance of the excrescence), from Old French, of Germanic origin; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]


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