Meaning of bejel

bej•el

Pronunciation: (bej'ul), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a nonvenereal syphilis occurring mainly among children in certain subtropical areas of southern Africa and southeastern Asia, caused by the spirochete strain Treponema pallidum endemicum.
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