[ le-proh-muh ]
/ lɛˈproʊ mə /

noun, plural le·pro·mas, le·pro·ma·ta [le-proh-muh-tuh] /lɛˈproʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

the swollen lesion of leprosy.

Origin of leproma

1890–95; < New Latin, Latin lepr(a) leprosy (see leper) + -oma

Related forms

le·prom·a·tous [le-prom-uh-tuh s, -proh-muh-] /lɛˈprɒm ə təs, -ˈproʊ mə-/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for lepromatous (1 of 2)


[ lĕ-prōmə-təs, -prŏmə- ]


Relating to, characterized, or affected with lepromas.

Medicine definitions for lepromatous (2 of 2)


[ lĕ-prōmə ]

n. pl. lep•ro•mas

A circumscribed, discrete nodular skin lesion characteristic of leprosy.
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