leprosy

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From Latin leprōsia.

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leprosy ‎(plural leprosies)

  1. An infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae.
    The Europeans brought new diseases such as smallpox, measles, dysentery, influenza, syphilis and leprosy.
  2. In the Bible, a disease of the skin not conclusively identified, which can also affect clothes and houses.

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  • leprosy” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.