LEPROUSNESS

leprous

[lep-ruhs]
adjective
1.
Pathology. affected with leprosy.
2.
of or resembling leprosy.
3.
Botany, Zoology. covered with scales.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English < Late Latin leprōsus. See leper, -ous

leprously, adverb
leprousness, noun
nonleprous, adjective
nonleprously, adverb
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leprous (ˈlɛprəs)
 
adj
1.  having leprosy
2.  relating to or resembling leprosy
3.  biology a less common word for leprose
 
[C13: from Old French, from Late Latin leprosus, from lepraleper]
 
'leprously
 
adv
 
'leprousness
 
n

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leprous
early 13c., leprus, from O.Fr. lepros (Mod.Fr. lépreux), from L.L. leprosus, from lepra (see leper).
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