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[lep-ruh-sair-ee-uh m]
noun, plural lep·ro·sar·i·a [lep-ruh-sair-ee-uh] /ˌlɛp rəˈsɛər i ə/.
  1. 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


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

C20: from Medieval Latin: see leper
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leprosarium in Medicine


n. pl. lep•ro•sar•i•ums
  1. A hospital for the treatment of leprosy.
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