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

  • adj. Having leprosy.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling leprosy.
  • adj. Biology Having or consisting of loose, scurfy scales.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to the disease leprosy.
  • adj. Appearing decayed, having the appearance of infection by leprosy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Infected with leprosy; pertaining to or resembling leprosy.
  • adj. Leprose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Infected with leprosy.
  • Causing leprosy.
  • Covered with white scales.

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

  • adj. relating to or resembling or having leprosy

Etymologies

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

Middle English leprus, from Old French lepros, from Late Latin leprōsus, from lepra, leprosy; see leper.

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Old French leprous, lepros, (French lépreux), from Latin leprosus, from lepra, leprae, leprosy. See also leper.

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