Definition of paucibacillary in English:

paucibacillary

adjective

Medicine
  • Containing few bacilli; specifically designating mycobacterial infections, especially types of leprosy, in which few or no bacilli can be demonstrated in lesions or secretions; of, relating to, or suffering from such an infection.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in The Lancet. After French paucibacillaire.