leproma


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leproma

 [lep-ro´mah]
a superficial granulomatous nodule, rich in bacilli, the characteristic lesion of lepromatous leprosy. adj., adj lepro´matous.

le·pro·ma

(lĕ-prō'mă),
A fairly well-circumscribed discrete focus of granulomatous inflammation, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, which consists chiefly of an accumulation of large mononuclear phagocytic cells in which the cytoplasm seems finely vacuolated (that is, foam cells); the foamlike character of the macrophages is related to the engulfing of numerous acid-fast organisms.
[G. lepros, scaly, + -oma, tumor]

leproma

/lep·ro·ma/ (lep-ro´mah) a superficial granulomatous nodule rich in leprosy bacilli, the characteristic lesion of lepromatous leprosy.

le·pro·ma

(lĕ-prō'mă)
A discrete focus of granulomatous inflammation, caused by Mycobacterium leprae.
[G. lepros, scaly, + -oma, tumor]

leproma

The nodular skin manifestation of leprosy (HANSEN'S DISEASE).

leproma

discrete circumscribed focus of granulomatous inflammation, caused by Mycobacterium leprae infection

le·pro·ma

(lĕ-prō'mă)
A discrete focus of granulomatous inflammation, caused by Mycobacterium leprae.
[G. lepros, scaly, + -oma, tumor]

leproma

(leprō´mə),
n a nodular lesion of leprosy seen on the skin, mucous membranes (including those of the eyes), upper respiratory tract, tongue, and palate.
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Leprosy.