Share this entry

yaws
American English: /jɔz/
British English: /jɔːz/

Translation of yaws in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • (Medicine) (+ singular verb)
    frambesia (feminine)
    pián (masculine)
    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.

Definition of yaws in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day coiffeur
    Pronunciation: kwäˈfər
    noun
    a hairdresser
    Cultural fact of the day

    comarca

    In Spain, a geographical, social, and culturally homogeneous region, with a clear natural or administrative demarcation is called a comarca. Comarcas are normally smaller than regiones. They are often famous for some reason, for example Ampurdán (Catalonia) for its wines, or La Mancha (Castile) for its cheeses.