leprosarium

noun
lep·​ro·​sar·​i·​um | \ ˌle-prə-ˈser-ē-əm How to pronounce leprosarium (audio) \
plural leprosariums or leprosaria\ ˌle-​prə-​ˈser-​ē-​ə How to pronounce leprosarium (audio) \

Definition of leprosarium

: a hospital for leprosy patients

Examples of leprosarium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are few islands in the world like Oshima, Japan's only island leprosarium -- an island inhabited almost entirely by victims of leprosy. David Mcelhenney, CNN, 27 Dec. 2021 The reason for that is Carville, the first leprosarium in the continental United States, open from 1894-1999. Chris Smith | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, 22 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of leprosarium

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leprosarium

Medieval Latin, from Late Latin leprosus

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The first known use of leprosarium was circa 1846

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“Leprosarium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leprosarium. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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leprosarium

noun
lep·​ro·​sar·​i·​um | \ ˌlep-rə-ˈser-ē-əm How to pronounce leprosarium (audio) \
plural leprosariums or leprosaria\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce leprosarium (audio) \

Medical Definition of leprosarium

: a hospital for leprosy patients

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