from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An endemic disease occurring in the Andes in Peru, characterized by warty tumors which ulcerate and bleed. It is probably due to a special bacillus, and is often fatal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A specific disease, often fatal, occurring in Peru; frambœsia. A prominent characteristic is the appearance of warty growths on the skin. See also yaws.


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