Definition of leprophil in US English:

leprophil

(also leprophile)

noun

  • A person with a strong desire to care for people with leprosy; a person attracted by or fascinated with leprosy.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Graham Greene (1904–1991), author. From lepro- + -phile.

Pronunciation

leprophil

/ˈlɛprə(ʊ)fɪl/