Definition of lepromin in English:

lepromin

(also lepromine)

noun

Medicine
  • Any of various preparations containing killed Mycobacterium leprae (the causative agent of leprosy), used in skin testing originally for the diagnosis and later for the classification of cases of leprosy.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Public Health Report. From German Lepromin from Leprom + -in.

Pronunciation

lepromin

/ˈlɛprə(ʊ)mɪn/