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Hansen's disease

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noun Pathology.
  1. leprosy.

Origin of Hansen's disease

1935–40; named after G. H. Hansen (1841–1912), Norwegian physician and discoverer of leprosy-causing Mycobacterium leprae
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British Dictionary definitions for hansen's disease

Hansen's disease

noun
  1. pathol another name for leprosy

Word Origin

C20: named after G. H. Hansen (1841–1912), Norwegian physician
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hansen's disease in Medicine

Hansen's disease

n.
  1. leprosy