anti-leprosy

adjective
an·​ti-lep·​ro·​sy | \ ˌan-tē-ˈle-prə-sē, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-leprosy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly antileprosy

Definition of anti-leprosy

: used or effective against leprosy anti-leprosy drugs/treatment

First Known Use of anti-leprosy

1878, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about anti-leprosy

Statistics for anti-leprosy

Last Updated

17 Sep 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for anti-leprosy

The first known use of anti-leprosy was in 1878

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for anti-leprosy

anti-leprosy

adjective
an·​ti-lep·​ro·​sy | \ -ˈlep-rə-sē\
variants: also antileprosy

Medical Definition of anti-leprosy

: used or effective against leprosy anti-leprosy drugs One of the biggest obstacles to developing anti-leprosy treatments is that the leprosy organism can't be easily replicated in the test tube.— Steven Ford, The Orlando Sentinel, 17 June 2001

Comments on anti-leprosy

What made you want to look up anti-leprosy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to fake an opponent out of position

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!