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leproma

[le-proh-muh] /lɛˈproʊ mə/
noun, plural lepromas, lepromata
[le-proh-muh-tuh] /lɛˈproʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Pathology.
1.
the swollen lesion of leprosy.
Origin of leproma
1890-1895
1890-95; < New Latin, Latin lepr(a) leprosy (see leper) + -oma
Related forms
lepromatous
[le-prom-uh-tuh s, -proh-muh-] /lɛˈprɒm ə təs, -ˈproʊ mə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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lepromatous in Medicine

lepromatous lep·ro·ma·tous (lě-prō'mə-təs, -prŏm'ə-)
adj.
Relating to, characterized, or affected with lepromas.

leproma lep·ro·ma (lě-prō'mə)
n. pl. lep·ro·mas or lep·ro·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A circumscribed, discrete nodular skin lesion characteristic of leprosy.

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