Definition of Lepra

1. n. Leprosy.



Definition of Lepra

1. leprosy [n -S] - See also: leprosy

Medical Definition of Lepra

1. Leprosy. The term lepra was formerly given to various skin diseases, the leprosy of modern authors being Lepra Arabum. See Leprosy. Origin: L. See Leper. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lepra

leporid
leporid mammal
leporide
leporids
leporine
leporipoxvirus
lepospondyl
lepospondyls
lepothrix
lepped
lepper
leppers
leppies
lepping
leppy
lepra (current term)
lepra cells
lepras
leprechaun
leprechaunish
leprechaunology
leprechauns
leprechology
leprid
lepries
leprologist
leprology
leproma
lepromatous

Literary usage of Lepra

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1. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1903)
"Die lepra in Ost-Indien wdhrend des 17. und 18. Jahr- hunderts. ... Behandlung der lepra. Von HP Lie. (Handbuch der Therapie innerer Krankheiten, ..."

2. International Catalogue of Scientific Literatureby Royal Society (Great Britain) by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1902)
"Observations on lepra aad statistical tables ou thé ])atients treated at ... Experimentelle Untersuchungen über die Uebertragbar- keit des lepra-Virus auf ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"The bacillus of lepra up to the present date has not been successfully cultivated. It is allied to the tubercle bacillus—the general and local reaction of ..."

4. On diseases of the skin: A System of Cutaneous Medicine by Erasmus Wilson (1868)
"But the Greeks were not long in discovering that the lepra melas, besides simple discoloration, manifested a thickening of the skin, and they very readily ..."

5. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"lepra* Synonyms.—Leprosy; lepra Arabum; Elephantiasis Graecorum; ... lepra is an endemic, chronic, malignant, constitutional disease, due to a specific ..."

6. General Pathology: Or the Science of the Causes, Nature and Course of the by Ernst Ziegler (1903)
"Anat. der lepra. Arch. f. Derm., 29 Bd., 1894. Kelcher u. Orthmann: Experiment. ... "lepra," edited by von Ehlers, appearing since 1900, in Leipzig. § 170. ..."

7. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"The symptoms oí leprosy, as in Lev. xiii., and the expressions чч-i there and elsewhere, " leprous," " white as snou lead one to conjecture that lepra ..."

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