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Definitions of leprosy

  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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A disease of the skin marked by scales or scurfy scabs. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. A disease of the skin marked by scurfy spots. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. A contagious cutaneous disease. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. A disease of the skin characterised by the formation of whitish opaque scales. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for leprosy

  1. There was no power in Jordan's waters to take away the taint of leprosy – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  2. The leprosy of which we speak has greatly abated. – Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before by George Turner