leprous

adjective
lep·​rous | \ ˈle-prəs How to pronounce leprous (audio) \

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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leprosis

leprosy

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lepry

-lepsy

lept-

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The first known use of leprous was in the 13th century

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leprous

adjective
lep·​rous | \ ˈlep-rəs How to pronounce leprous (audio) \

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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