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[lep-ruh-sair-ee-uh m] /ˌlɛp rəˈsɛər i əm/
noun, plural leprosaria
[lep-ruh-sair-ee-uh] /ˌlɛp rəˈsɛər i ə/ (Show IPA)
a hospital for the treatment of lepers.
Origin of leprosarium
From Medieval Latin, dating back to 1840-50; See origin at leprous, -ary Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for leprosarium


noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə)
a hospital or other centre for the treatment or care of lepers
Word Origin
C20: from Medieval Latin: see leper
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leprosarium in Medicine

leprosarium lep·ro·sar·i·um (lěp'rə-sâr'ē-əm)
n. pl. lep·ro·sar·i·ums or lep·ro·sar·i·a (-ē-ə)
A hospital for the treatment of leprosy.

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