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leprosarium

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noun lep·ro·sar·i·um \ˌle-prə-ˈser-ē-əm\

Definition of leprosarium

plural

leprosariums

or

leprosaria

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  1. :  a hospital for leprosy patients



Origin and Etymology of leprosarium

Medieval Latin, from Late Latin leprosus


First Known Use: circa 1846


Medical Dictionary

leprosarium

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noun lep·ro·sar·i·um \ˌlep-rə-ˈser-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of leprosarium

plural

leprosariums

or

leprosaria

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  1. :  a hospital for leprosy patients




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