Hansen's disease love

Hansen's disease


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See leprosy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The disease leprosy, caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae


After Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (1841-1912), Norwegian physician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Norwegian physician Gerhard Armauer Hansen (1841-1912) who in 1873 discovered the bacterium causing the disease. (Wiktionary)


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