Hansen's disease

noun

Han·​sen's disease ˈhan(t)-sənz- How to pronounce Hansen's disease (audio)

Examples of Hansen's disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leprosy, known as Hansen's disease, typically manifests through painful skin lesions and peripheral nerve damage. Gabrielle M. Etzel, Washington Examiner, 1 Aug. 2023 Leprosy — also known as Hansen's disease — is becoming endemic in the southeastern United States, rising evidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. Sara Moniuszko, CBS News, 31 July 2023 Leprosy, scientifically known as Hansen's disease, has never been common in the U.S., with most cases previously involving people who immigrated from leprosy-endemic areas. Brandon Girod, USA TODAY, 31 July 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Armauer Hansen †1912 Norwegian physician

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hansen's disease was in 1938

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“Hansen's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hansen%27s%20disease. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

Hansen's disease

noun
Han·​sen's disease ˈhan(t)-sənz- How to pronounce Hansen's disease (audio)

Medical Definition

Hansen's disease

noun

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