lazaretto

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noun laz·a·ret·to \ˌla-zə-ˈre-(ˌ)tō\
variants: or

lazaret

play \ˌla-zə-ˈret\ or less commonly

lazarette

\ˌla-zə-ˈret\

Definition of lazaretto

plural

lazarettos

or

lazarets

also

lazarettes

  1. 1 usually lazaretto :  an institution (such as a hospital) for those with contagious diseases

  2. 2 :  a building or a ship used for detention in quarantine

  3. 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


First Known Use: 1549


Medical Dictionary

lazaretto

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

lazaret

\-ˈret, -ˈrēt\play play

Medical Definition of lazaretto

plural

lazarettos

or

lazarets

  1. 1usually lazaretto :  an institution (as a hospital) for those with contagious diseases

  2. 2:  a building or a ship used for detention in quarantine


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