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Hansen's disease

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noun Han·sen's disease \ˈhan(t)-sənz-\

Definition of Hansen's disease

  1. :  leprosy



Origin of hansen's disease

Armauer Hansen †1912 Norwegian physician


First Known Use: 1938


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Hansen's disease

noun Han·sen's disease

Medical Definition of Hansen's disease




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