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el·e·phan·ti·a·sis

 (ĕl′ə-fən-tī′ə-sĭs)
n.
1. Chronic, often extreme enlargement and hardening of cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue, especially of the legs and external genitals, resulting from lymphatic obstruction.
2. A tropical filarial disease that often leads to this condition as a result of infestation of the lymph glands and vessels with filarial worms; lymphatic filariasis.

[Latin elephantiāsis, from Greek : elephās, elephant-, elephant + -iāsis, -iasis.]

elephantiasis

(ˌɛlɪfənˈtaɪəsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol a complication of chronic filariasis, in which nematode worms block the lymphatic vessels, usually in the legs or scrotum, causing extreme enlargement of the affected area. See also filariasis
[C16: via Latin from Greek, from elephas elephant + -iasis]
elephantiasic adj

el•e•phan•ti•a•sis

(ˌɛl ə fənˈtaɪ ə sɪs, -fæn-)

n.
a chronic disease characterized by marked enlargement of the legs, scrotum, and other parts due to obstruction of the lymphatic vessels, usu. caused by filariasis.
[1575–85; < Latin < Greek elephantíāsis]

elephantiasis

Infestation of the lymph vessels by parasitic worms that are transmitted by mosquito bite. It can cause gross swelling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elephantiasis - hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum)elephantiasis - hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
hypertrophy - abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
elephantiasis neuromatosa - hypertrophy of a limb
chyloderma, elephantiasis scroti - swelling of the scrotum resulting from chronic lymphatic obstruction
nevoid elephantiasis, pachyderma - thickening of the skin (usually unilateral on an extremity) caused by congenital enlargement of lymph vessel and lymph vessel obstruction
Translations
Elefantenkrankheit
elefantiaasielefanttitauti
fil hastalığı

elephantiasis

[ˌelɪfənˈtaɪəsɪs] Nelefantiasis f inv

elephantiasis

el·e·phan·ti·a·sis

n. elefantiasis, enfermedad crónica caracterizada por obstrucción de los vasos linfáticos e hipertrofia de la piel y tejido celular subcutáneo que afecta gen. las extremidades inferiores y los órganos genitales externos.

elephantiasis

n elefantiasis f
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