• synonyms

mother yaw

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

Origin of mother yaw

First recorded in 1815–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

mother yaw in Medicine

mother yaw

  1. A large granulomatous lesion that may be the initial lesion in yaws and is most commonly present on the hand, leg, or foot.buba madre frambesioma
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.