Hansen's disease

noun another term for leprosy.
1930s: named after the Norwegian physician Gerhard H. A. Hansen (1841–1912).

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  • Hansen's disease — [han′sənz] n. [after A. Hansen (1841 1912), Norw physician who discovered its causative bacterium] technical term for LEPROSY …   English World dictionary

  • Hansen's disease — n LEPROSY * * * see leprosy …   Medical dictionary

  • Hansen bacillus disease — Han·sen bacillus, disease (hahnґsən) [Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, Norwegian physician, 1841–1912] see Mycobacterium leprae and leprosy …   Medical dictionary

  • Hansen's disease — Han′sen s disease n. pat leprosy • Etymology: 1935–40; after G. H. Hansen (1841–1912), Norwegian physician, discoverer of leprosy causing bacterium …   From formal English to slang

  • Hansen's disease — noun Etymology: Armauer Hansen died 1912 Norwegian physician Date: 1938 leprosy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hansen's disease — Pathol. leprosy. [1935 40; named after G. H. Hansen (1841 1912), Norwegian physician and discoverer of leprosy causing Mycobacterium leprae] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hansen's disease — /ˈhænsənz dəziz/ (say hansuhnz duhzeez) noun → leprosy. {named after Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, 1841–1912, Norwegian physician who discovered leprosy causing Mycobacterium leprae} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hansen's disease — n. leprosy. Etymology: G. H. A. Hansen, Norw. physician d. 1912 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hansen's disease — noun The disease leprosy …   Wiktionary

  • Hansen's disease — See leprosy …   Dictionary of microbiology

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