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Meaning & Definition of Leprosy in English

English

Leprosy

/lɛprəsi/

noun

1. Chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions

  • Characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts
  • Caused by the bacillus mycobacterium leprae
    synonym:
  • leprosy
  • ,
  • Hansen's disease