\lˈɛpɹə], \lˈɛpɹə], \l_ˈɛ_p_ɹ_ə]\
Definitions of LEPRA
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
This term has been applied to various affections, very different in character. 1. To the Leprosy of the Jews, Leuce, Lepidosis Lepriasis canescens, Lepra Mosaica seu Hebrcaeorum,-a variety of the Alphos or Lepra alphoides. The leuce was, generally, not scaly, but consisted of smooth, shining patches, on which the hair turned white and silky, and the skin, with the muscular flesh, lost its sensibility. It was incurable. 2. To the Elephantiasis or Lepra of the Arabs, see Elephantiasis; and 3. To the Lepra of the Greeks, which includes all the varieties met with at the present day. It is characterized by scaly patches of different sizes, but having always nearly a circular form. Bateman and Willan describe three chief varieties of this lepra.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland