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n. tropical disease
v. deviate from course (Aerodynamics, Nautical)
n. deviation; angle of deviation (Aerodynamics, Nautical)

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Yaws (also known as frambesia tropica, thymosis, polypapilloma tropicum, parangi, bouba, frambösie, and pian) is a tropical infection of the skinbones and joints caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum pertenue. The disease begins with a round, hard swelling of the skin, 2 to 5 centimeters in diameter. The center may break open and form an ulcer. This initial skin lesion typically heals after three to six months. After weeks to years, joints and bones may become painful, fatigue may develop, and new skin lesions may appear. The skin of the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet may become thick and break open. The bones (especially those of the nose) may become misshapen. After five years or more large areas of skin death with subsequent scarring may occur.

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1. an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions
(synonym) frambesia, framboesia
(hypernym) infectious disease


1. an erratic deflection from an intended course
(synonym) swerve
(hypernym) turning, turn

1. be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon"
(synonym) gape, yawn
(hypernym) be
2. deviate erratically from a set course; "the yawing motion of the ship"
(hypernym) deviate, divert
(hyponym) hunt
(derivation) swerve
3. swerve off course momentarily; "the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"
(hypernym) swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut

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n. frambezie

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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A disease, occurring in the Antilles and in Africa, characterized by yellowish or reddish tumors, of a contagious character, which, in shape and appearance, often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries. There are several varieties of this disease, variously known as framboesia, pian, verrugas, and crab-yaws.

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