hansen disease

Hansen's disease

noun Pathology.

Origin:
1935–40; named after G. H. Hansen (1841–1912), Norwegian physician and discoverer of leprosy-causing Mycobacterium leprae

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Hansen's disease (ˈhænsənz)
 
n
pathol another name for leprosy
 
[C20: named after G. H. Hansen (1841--1912), Norwegian physician]

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Hansen's disease Han·sen's disease (hān'sənz)
n.
See leprosy.

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