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Noun: leprosy  le-pru-see
  1. 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
    "His body was deformed by leprosy";
    - Hansen's disease

Derived forms: leprosies

Type of: infectious disease

Encyclopedia: Leprosy, lepromatous