leprous

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adjective lep·rous \ˈle-prəs\

Definition of leprous

  1. 1a :  infected with leprosyb :  of, relating to, or resembling leprosy or a leper

  2. 2 :  scaly, scurfy

leprously

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Origin and Etymology of leprous

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


First Known Use: 13th century


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leprous

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adjective lep·rous \ˈlep-rəs\

Medical Definition of leprous

  1. 1:  infected with leprosy

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


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