lazaretto: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (laz"u-ret'ō), [key]
— pl. -tos.
  1. a hospital for those affected with contagious diseases, esp. leprosy.
  2. a building or a ship set apart for quarantine purposes.
  3. Also calleda small storeroom within the hull of a ship, esp. one at the extreme stern.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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