lazaretto

noun
laz·a·ret·to | \ˌla-zə-ˈre-(ˌ)tō \
variants: or lazaret \ˌla-zə-ˈret \ or less commonly lazarette \ˌla-zə-ˈret \
plural lazarettos or lazarets also lazarettes

Definition of lazaretto 

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

First Known Use of lazaretto

1549, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lazaretto

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

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lazaretto

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

Medical Definition of lazaretto 

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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