lazaretto

noun laz·a·ret·to \ ˌla-zə-ˈre-(ˌ)tō \
variants: or lazaret play \ˌla-zə-ˈret\ or less commonly lazarette play \ˌla-zə-ˈret\

Definition of lazaretto

plural lazarettos or -rets also lazarettes
1 usually lazaretto :an institution (such as a hospital) for those with contagious diseases
2 :a building or a ship used for detention in quarantine
3 usually lazaret or lazarette :a space in a ship between decks used as a storeroom

Origin and Etymology of lazaretto

Italian lazzaretto, alteration of Nazaretto, quarantine station in Venice, from Santa Maria di Nazareth, church on the island where it was located


Medical Dictionary

lazaretto

noun laz·a·ret·to \ ˌlaz-ə-ˈret-(ˌ)ō \
variants: or lazaret play \-ˈret, -ˈrēt\

medical Definition of lazaretto

plural lazarettos or -rets
1 usually lazaretto :an institution (as a hospital) for those with contagious diseases
2 :a building or a ship used for detention in quarantine

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