Definition of leprophilia in English:

leprophilia

noun

  • 1Medicine. The desire to have leprosy, or the feigning of leprosy. Now rare.

  • 2A strong desire to care for people with leprosy; attraction to or fascination with leprosy.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Revista Brasileira de Leprologia. From lepro- + -philia.

Pronunciation

leprophilia

/ˌlɛprə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪə/