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leprosarium

[ lep-ruh-sair-ee-uhm ]
/ ˌlɛp rəˈsɛər i əm /
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noun, plural lep·ro·sar·i·a [lep-ruh-sair-ee-uh]. /ˌlɛp rəˈsɛər i ə/.
a hospital for the treatment of lepers.
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Origin of leprosarium

From Medieval Latin, dating back to 1840–50; see origin at leprous, -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for leprosarium

leprosarium
/ (ˌlɛprəˈsɛərɪəm) /

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
a hospital or other centre for the treatment or care of lepers

Word Origin for leprosarium

C20: from Medieval Latin: see leper
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