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Origin of leprosy
OTHER WORDS FROM leprosylep·rot·ic [le-prot-ik] /lɛˈprɒt ɪk/, adjectivean·ti·lep·ro·sy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for leprosy
Word Origin for leprosy
Medical definitions for leprosy
Other words from leprosylep′rous (lĕp′rəs) null adj.
Scientific definitions for leprosy
Cultural definitions for leprosy
A chronic and infectious disease, characterized by patches of altered skin and nerve tissue (lesions) that gradually spread to cause muscle weakness, deformities, and paralysis. Some forms of antibiotics are now used to treat this disease, and plastic surgery can help correct the deformities it causes. Also called Hansen's disease.