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Hansen's disease (n.)

1938, named for Norwegian physician Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (1841-1912) who in 1871 discovered the bacillus that causes it.

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Definitions of Hansen's disease from WordNet

Hansen's disease (n.)
chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae;
Synonyms: leprosy
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