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frambesia Syllabification: fram·be·sia
Pronunciation: /ˌframˈbēZH(ē)ə/

Definition of frambesia in English:


Another term for yaws.
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.


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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