mother yaw

mother yaw

noun Pathology.
the initial lesion of yaws, occurring at the site of inoculation.

Origin:
1815–25

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mother yaw n.
A large granulomatous lesion that may be the initial lesion in yaws and is most commonly present on the hand, leg, or foot. Also called buba madre, frambesioma.

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