1. Pathology. affected with leprosy.
  2. of or resembling leprosy.
  3. Botany, Zoology. covered with scales.


  1. having leprosy
  2. relating to or resembling leprosy
  3. biology a less common word for leprose

adj.early 13c., leprus, from Old French lepros (Modern French lépreux), from Late Latin leprosus, from Latin lepra “leprosy” (see leper).

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