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 leprosaria (audio) \

Definition of leprosarium

: a hospital for leprosy patients

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 8 Aug. 2020.

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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 leprosaria (audio) \

Medical Definition of leprosarium

: a hospital for leprosy patients

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