Definition of framboesia in English:

framboesia

Line breaks: fram|boe¦sia
Pronunciation: /framˈbiːzɪə
 
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(US frambesia)

noun

  • another term for yaws.
    More example sentences
    • There are several varieties of this disease, variously known as framboesia, pian, verrugas, and crab-yaws.
    • The first lesion goes most of the time unnoticed and the typical cutaneous finding is a sore also called frambesia which is an itching, granulating and oozing ulcer with a thin scab at the top.
    • Around the world, yaws is known by many different names, including pian, patek, parangi, buoba, frambesia tropica, granuloma tropicum and polypapilloma tropicum.

Origin

early 19th century: modern Latin, from French framboise 'raspberry', so named because of the red swellings caused by the disease, likened to raspberries.

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