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- n. an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions
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A peculiar contagious disease, called framboesia, or the yaws, has long been known to exist in Africa, the West Indies, and the northern parts of the British Islands.
Mr. Kinsey, however, considers it, as we have stated, allied to, if not identical with framboesia.