leproma

leproma
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 ( i.e., foam cells); the foamlike character of the macrophages is related to the engulfing of numerous acid-fast organisms. [G. lepros, scaly, + -oma, tumor]

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lep·ro·ma le-'prō-mə n, pl -mas also -ma·ta -mət-ə a nodular lesion of leprosy

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n.
a lump on the skin characteristic of leprosy.

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lep·ro·ma (ləp-roґmə) the characteristic lesion of lepromatous leprosy, consisting of a superficial granulomatous nodule rich in Mycobacterium leprae.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • leproma — f. anat. patol. Tumefacción dérmica que se forma en la lepra lepromatosa y que está constituida por histiocitos y bacilos de la lepra. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • leproma — lepromatous /le prom euh teuhs, proh meuh /, adj. /le proh meuh/, n., pl. lepromas, lepromata / meuh teuh/. Pathol. the swollen lesion of leprosy. [1890 95; < NL, L lepr(a) leprosy (see LEPER) + OMA] * * * …   Universalium

  • leproma — ► femenino Tumoración de color parduzco de los enfermos de lepra …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • leproma — le|pro|ma Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • leproma — le·prò·ma s.m. TS med. nodulo cutaneo o sottocutaneo o mucoso, di dimensioni variabili e di consistenza carnosa, che può evolvere in ulcerazione o in lentissima guarigione, tipico di una forma di lebbra {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1933. ETIMO: der.… …   Dizionario italiano

  • leproma — pl.m. lepromi …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • leproma — lep·ro·ma …   English syllables

  • leproma — n. a lump on the skin characteristic of leprosy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • leproma — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Лепрома (Leproma) — образование на коже бугорков, характерных для лепры. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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