yaws

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Origin uncertain.

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yaws (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A contagious tropical disease, caused by the spirochete Treponema pertenue, characterized by yellowish or reddish tumors, which often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 16:
      Other threats came from organisms co-evolving with humans, including tapeworms and such spirochaetes as Treponema, the agent of syphilis, and the similar skin infection, yaws.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Verb[edit]

yaws

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of yaw

Noun[edit]

yaws

  1. plural of yaw

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