leprous

adjective
lep·​rous | \ˈle-prəs \

Definition of leprous 

1a : infected with leprosy

b : of, relating to, or resembling leprosy or a leper

2 : scaly, scurfy

Other Words from leprous

leprously adverb

First Known Use of leprous

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for leprous

Middle English, from Anglo-French leprus, from Late Latin leprosus, from lepra leprosy — more at leper

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leprous

adjective
lep·​rous | \ˈlep-rəs \

Medical Definition of leprous 

1 : infected with leprosy

2 : of, relating to, or associated with leprosy or a leper leprous neuritis

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