Meaning of yaws
Pronunciation: (yôz), [key]
— n. (used with a singular v.) Pathol.
- an infectious, nonvenereal tropical disease, primarily of children, characterized by raspberrylike eruptions of the skin and caused by a spirochete, Treponema pertenue, that is closely related to the agent of syphilis. Also calledCf.
- yaws (Thesaurus)