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mother yaw

noun, Pathology.
the initial lesion of yaws, occurring at the site of inoculation.
Origin of mother yaw
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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mother yaw in Medicine

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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