Leprousness
Leprous Lep"rous (-r[=u]s), a. [OF. leprous, lepros, F. l['e]preux, fr. L. leprosus, fr. lepra, leprae, leprosy. See {Leper}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Infected with leprosy; pertaining to or resembling leprosy. ``His hand was leprous as snow.'' --Ex. iv. 6. [1913 Webster]

2. (Nat. Hist.) Leprose. [1913 Webster] -- {Lep"rous*ly}, adv. -- {Lep"rous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • leprous — leprously, adv. leprousness, n. /lep reuhs/, adj. 1. Pathol. affected with leprosy. 2. of or resembling leprosy. 3. Bot., Zool. covered with scales. [1175 1225; ME < LL leprosus. See LEPER, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

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