noun (plural -iums or leprosaria) Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Late Latin leprosus Date: circa 1846 a hospital for leprosy patients

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  • leprosarium — [lep΄rə ser′ē əm] n. pl. leprosariums or leprosaria [lep΄rə ser′ə] [ LEPROS(Y) + (SANIT)ARIUM] a hospital or colony for leprosy patients …   English World dictionary

  • leprosarium — /lep reuh sair ee euhm/, n., pl. leprosaria / sair ee euh/. a hospital for the treatment of lepers. [1840 50; < ML; see LEPROUS, ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • leprosarium — noun A hospital for the treatment of leprosy. Syn: lazar house …   Wiktionary

  • leprosarium — A hospital especially designed for the care of those suffering from leprosy, especially those who need expert care. * * * lep·ro·sar·i·um .lep rə ser ē əm n, pl i·ums or ia ē ə a hospital for leprosy patients * * * le·pro·sa·ri·um (lep&# …   Medical dictionary

  • leprosarium — n. hospital where lepers are treated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leprosarium — [ˌlɛprə sɛ:rɪəm] noun a hospital for people with leprosy …   English new terms dictionary

  • leprosarium — lep·ro·sar·i·um …   English syllables

  • leprosarium — lep•ro•sar•i•um [[t]ˌlɛp rəˈsɛər i əm[/t]] n. pl. sar•i•a [[t] ˈsɛər i ə[/t]] med a hospital for the treatment of lepers • Etymology: 1840–50; < ML; see leprous, ary …   From formal English to slang

  • leprosarium — /lɛprəˈsɛəriəm/ (say lepruh sairreeuhm) noun (plural leprosaria /lɛprəˈsɛəriə/ (say lepruh sairreeuh)) a centre for the treatment of leprosy …   Australian English dictionary

  • leprosarium — …   Useful english dictionary

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