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leprosy (plural leprosies)
- An infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae.
- The Europeans brought new diseases such as smallpox, measles, dysentery, influenza, syphilis and leprosy.
- In the Bible, a disease of the skin not conclusively identified, which can also affect clothes and houses.
infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae
- “leprosy” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.