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.
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.