adjective Medicine relating to or denoting the more severe of the two principal forms of leprosy. Compare with tuberculoid.

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  • lepromatous — Pertaining to, or characterized by, the features of a leproma. * * * le·pro·ma·tous lə präm ət əs, prō mət adj of, relating to, characterized by, or affected with lepromas or lepromatous leprosy <lepromatous patients> <the lepromatous… …   Medical dictionary

  • lepromatous — (ˈ)le|präməd.əs, rōm adjective Etymology: New Latin lepromat , leproma + English ous 1. : characterized by the formation or presence of lepromas lepromatous leprosy 2. : relating to or exhibiting nodular leprosy cases of the lepromatous type …   Useful english dictionary

  • lepromatous — adjective Etymology: New Latin lepromat , leproma leprous lesion, from Late Latin lepra Date: 1898 characterized by, exhibiting, or being leprosy with infective superficial granulomatous nodules …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lepromatous — (progressive) leprosy (lep ro mah tus lep ro se) A relentless, progressive form of leprosy in which large numbers of Mycobacterium leprae develop in skin cells, killing the skin cells and resulting in the loss of features. Disfiguring nodules… …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • lepromatous — lep·roma·tous …   English syllables

  • Lepromatous leprosy — Classification and external resources ICD 10 A30.5 ICD 9 030.0 Lepromatous leprosy is a skin condition consisting of pale macules …   Wikipedia

  • lepromatous leprosy — n the one of the two major forms of leprosy that is characterized by the formation of lepromas, the presence of numerous Hansen s bacilli in the lesions, and a negative skin reaction to lepromin and that remains infectious to others until treated …   Medical dictionary

  • lepromatous leprosy — noun a very serious form of leprosy characterized by lesions that spread over much of the body and affecting many systems of the body • Hypernyms: ↑leprosy, ↑Hansen s disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • borderline lepromatous leprosy — borderline leprosy that is tending toward the lepromatous type, with numerous symmetrical lesions and nerve damage …   Medical dictionary

  • diffuse lepromatous leprosy — diffuse leprosy of Lucio Lucio l …   Medical dictionary

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