le·​pro·​ma·​tous lə-ˈprä-mə-təs How to pronounce lepromatous (audio) -ˈprō- How to pronounce lepromatous (audio)
: characterized by, exhibiting, or being leprosy with infective superficial granulomatous nodules

Word History


New Latin lepromat-, leproma leprous lesion, from Late Latin lepra

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lepromatous was in 1898

Dictionary Entries Near lepromatous

Cite this Entry

“Lepromatous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lepromatous. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


le·​pro·​ma·​tous lə-ˈpräm-ət-əs How to pronounce lepromatous (audio) -ˈprō-mət- How to pronounce lepromatous (audio)
: of, relating to, characterized by, or affected with lepromas or lepromatous leprosy
lepromatous patients
the lepromatous type of leprosy
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