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framboesia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yaws  \Yaws\,  n.  [African  yaw  a  raspberry.]  (Med.) 
  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  {framb[oe]sia}, 
  {pian},  {verrugas},  and  {crab-yaws}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  framboesia 
  n  :  an  infectious  tropical  disease  resembling  syphillis  in  its 
  early  stages;  marked  by  red  skin  eruptions  and  ulcerating 
  lesions  [syn:  {yaws},  {frambesia}] 




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