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Related to leprose: leprosy, Lepers


Scurfy or scaly; leprous.

[Late Latin leprōsus; see leprous.]
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(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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God gives Moses two miracles, the rod that turns into a snake and a leprose hand that heals
The APC and the Buhari Campaign Organisation cannot possibly understand the dynamics of global politics, reason why they couldn't place their leprose fingers on the positive outcome of the US trip of our candidate.
The species identified in this study are found in different growth-form thallus, foliose, fruticose, crustose, squamulose, gelatinous, leprose, distributed on 15 families (Fig.
Transmissao da leprose atravs de femeas de Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes, 1939) (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) e de seus descendentes, em condicoes de laboratorio.
Among these, there are crustose lichens (Arthonia, Caloplaca ...), foliose (Physcia, Xanthoria, ...), fruticolous (Ramalina, Roccella, ...), compound species such as genus of Cladonia and one species of leprose lichen namely: Lepraria incana.
Metodologia de amostragens para monitoramento do acaro da leprose Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes, 1939) em cultura de citros.
GUIRADO, N., 2001.--Extrato de plantas no controle da leprose dos citros: 147-159 (in) HEIN, M.
(2003), sao varios os fatores que podem interferir negativamente na massa e na produtividade de frutos de citros, dentre eles o manejo inadequado das adubacoes com consequentes desequilibrios nutricionais proporcionados por adubacoes insuficientes ou desequilibradas e outros fatores mais comuns, como: a alternancia de producao (Ramos-Hurtado et al., 2006; Sartori et al., 2007), a alta temperatura e o estresse hidrico (Paulino et al., 2007), alem de doencas como a podridao floral dos citros, a leprose e a mancha-preta.
O mesmo acontece com relacao a "leprose", ou cancro citrico.