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[pee-an, -ahn, pyahn]
noun Pathology.
  1. yaws.
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Origin of pian

1795–1805; < French pians, said to be < Tupi
Related formspi·an·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pian

Historical Examples

  • Pian′o-school, a school where piano music is taught; Pian′o-stool, a stool on which the player sits at the piano.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)


  • In October, 1515, we again find him at Pian di Mugnone; no doubt the summer heats had induced a return of his fever.

  • Pian piano—not so fast,” said Nello, sticking his thumbs into his belt and nodding to Sandro to restore order.


    George Eliot

pian in Medicine


(pē-ăn, pyän)
  1. yaws
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