lepido-, lepid-, lepo-, -lepis, lepro-, lepr- +

(Greek > Latin lepra: flake, scale, scales, scaly, scabby)

1. A person affected with leprosy.
2. A person who is avoided by others; a pariah (a social outcast).
3. Someone who is shunned by the rest of society.
4. A person who has been rejected or ostracized for unacceptable behavior, opinions, character, or the like; anathema; outcast.
Consisting of, or a reference to, scales.
Resembling a scale or scales.
A fossil fern.
The character and arrangement of scales of animals.
Covered with minute scales.
An acid found in the wings of some Lepidoptera.
1. A condition in which the shaft of the hair is encased in hardened, scaly, sebaceous matter.
2. A skin disorder in which masses of reddish, black, and yellow fungous material are found in nodular or diffuse distribution about the axillary or genital hair; usually seen in those who sweat freely.
1. Leprosy (Hansen disease).
2. Before the mid 19th century, psoriasis.
3. The term lepra was formerly given to various skin diseases, the leprosy of modern authors being Lepra Arabum.
4. Greek lepra, another name for "leprosy", which makes the skin scaly.

Lepra is now used to indicate a reaction that occurs in leprosy patients consisting of aggravation of lesions accompanied by fever and malaise. It can occur in any form of leprosy and may be prolonged.

lepra alba
A form of lepra in which the skin is anesthetic and white, associated with different forms of paralysis.
lepra Arabum
True or nodular leprosy.
lepra maculosus (s) (noun, lepra maculosa (pl))
A form of leprosy with pigmented cutaneous or skin areas: It has only been a 100 years or so since people diagnosed with lepra maculosa would have been banned to the leprosy colonies.
lepraphobia, leprophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An excessive dread of leprosy: After reading about Hansen's disease, a chronic and contagious disease caused by a bacteria, and seeing some photos of people who were disfigured by it, Janet was terribly afflicted with lepraphobia and went to see her doctor about it.
Another term for leprosy.
1. A leprous cutaneous lesion.
2. Cutaneous lesion or lesions of tuberculoid leprosy, which are hypopigmented or erythematous macules or plaques showing no evidence of Mycobacterium leprae by ordinary methods of examination.

Cross references directly, or indirectly, involving the "skin": callus-; chorio-; cicatri- (scar); cori-; cuti-; hymen-; papulo- (pimple); psoro- (itch, mange); pustu- (blister, pimple); rhytid- (wrinkle); scabio- (mange, itchy); sebo- (grease, oil).