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leprosy

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] leprōsia.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: lěp'rə-sē, IPA: /ˈlɛprəsi/

Noun

Singular
leprosy

Plural
lepros

leprosy (lepros)
  1. (pathology) An infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae.
  2. In the Bible, a disease of the skin not conclusively identified, which can also affect clothes and houses.

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  • leprosy” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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