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yaws

División en sílabas: yaws

Definición de yaws en inglés:

plural sustantivo

[treated as singular]
A contagious disease of tropical countries, caused by a bacterium that enters skin abrasions and gives rise to small crusted lesions that may develop into deep ulcers. Also called frambesia.
Example sentences
  • One of the most common was mercury, which had been used by the Arabs for centuries to treat leprosy and yaws.
  • Salversan also proved effective against other maladies such as yaws.
  • And that was the area of some of the first campaigns, the mass campaigns for penicillin, the yaws eradication.

Origen

late 17th century: probably from Carib yaya.

Words that rhyme with yaws

applause, Azores, cause, clause, Dors, drawers, gauze, hawse, indoors, Laws, outdoors, pause, plus-fours, quatorze, Santa Claus, taws, tawse, yours

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