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Related to leprose: leprosy, Lepers


Scurfy or scaly; leprous.

[Late Latin leprōsus; see leprous.]


(ˈlɛprəʊs; -rəʊz)
(Biology) biology having or denoting a whitish scurfy surface
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Adj.1.leprose - rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
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Thallus leprose, entirely sorediate LEPRARIA Thallus not entirely sorediate, partially corticated 2.
It is characterized by a dull, grayish green, leprose thallus and contains a terpene with an Rf value just above that of zeorin.
Thallus sorediate, consisting of rounded areoles which break down into a leprose crust Candelariella reflexa 1.