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lep·ro·sy

 (lĕp′rə-sē)
n.
A chronic, mildly contagious disease of tropical and subtropical regions, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae, marked by lesions of the skin and mucous membranes and damage to peripheral nerves and other organs that, if untreated, can progress to disfigurement, lack of sensation, and blindness. Also called Hansen's disease.

[Middle English lepruse, from leprus, leprous; see leprous.]

lep·rot′ic (lĕ-prŏt′ĭk) adj.

leprosy

(ˈlɛprəsɪ)
n
(Pathology) pathol a chronic infectious disease occurring mainly in tropical and subtropical regions, characterized by the formation of painful inflamed nodules beneath the skin and disfigurement and wasting of affected parts, caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae. Also called: Hansen's disease
[C16: from leprous + -y3]

lep•ro•sy

(ˈlɛp rə si)

n.
a chronic, slowly progressing, usu. mildly infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae, marked by destruction of tissue and loss of sensation and characterized in persons with poor resistance by numerous inflamed skin nodules and in persons with better resistance by local areas of firm, dry patches. Also called Hansen's disease.
[1525–35]
lep•rot•ic (lɛˈprɒt ɪk) adj.

lep·ro·sy

(lĕp′rə-sē)
A disease caused by a bacterium that damages nerves, skin, and mucous membranes. Leprosy progresses slowly, but if untreated it can destroy the affected body tissues.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leprosy - chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regionsleprosy - 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
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
tuberculoid leprosy - leprosy characterized by tumors in the skin and cutaneous nerves
lepromatous leprosy - a very serious form of leprosy characterized by lesions that spread over much of the body and affecting many systems of the body
ENL, erythema nodosum leprosum - an inflammatory complication of leprosy that results in painful skin lesions on the arms and legs and face
Translations
بَرَص، جُذام
lepramalomocenství
spedalskhed
LepraMieselsuchtAussatz
spitaali
guba
lepra
holdsveikilíkþrá
lepra
gubaprokaza
lepraspetälska

leprosy

[ˈleprəsɪ] Nlepra f

leprosy

[ˈlɛprəsi] nlèpre f
to have leprosy → avoir la lèpre

leprosy

nLepra f, → Aussatz m (old)

leprosy

[ˈlɛprəsɪ] nlebbra

leper

(ˈlepə) noun
a person who has leprosy.
ˈleprosy (-rəsi) noun
a contagious skin disease, causing serious and permanent damage to the body, including loss of fingers, nose etc.

lep·ro·sy

n. lepra, enfermedad infecciosa conocida también como enfermedad de Hansen causada por el bacilo Mycobacterium leprae caracterizada por lesiones cutáneas de pústulas y escamas.

leprosy

n lepra, enfermedad f de Hansen; borderline — lepra dimorfa; lepromatous — lepra lepromatosa; tuberculoid — lepra tuberculoide
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