Definition of leprous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

leprous

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈleprəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈleprəs//
 
 
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affected by leprosy Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from late Latin leprosus, via Latin from Greek lepra, feminine of lepros ‘scaly’, from lepos, lepis ‘scale’.
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