mother yaw

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yaw

 [yaw]
1. a lesion of yaws.
2. the deviation of an object from its usual path (see illustration).
Effect of yaw on wounding potential. Yawing is the deviation of a bullet in its longitudinal axis from the straight line of flight. Modified from Swan and Swan, 1980.
mother yaw the initial cutaneous lesion of yaws; called also frambesioma.

moth·er yaw

a large granulomatous lesion, considered to be the primary inoculation lesion in yaws, most commonly present on the hand, leg, or foot.

mother yaw

See yaw.
The initial lesion of yaws, which develops after a 3–5-week incubation of Treponema pallidum pertinue; the lesion is characterised by papules on the extremities, usually the legs, that enlarge to papillomas and eventually ulcerate

moth·er yaw

(mŏth'ĕr yaw)
A large granulomatous lesion, considered to be the initial lesion in yaws, most commonly present on the hand, leg, or foot.
Synonym(s): buba madre, frambesioma.