elephantiasis


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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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Lymphatic filariasis, spread by mosquitoes, leads to elephantiasis, a condition marked by painful, disfiguring swelling in parts of the body.
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In the meantime, he managed to come down with filariasis (also known as elephantiasis for the enormous swelling of the extremities caused by the blockage of the lymphatic system) and made progress in collecting floral material for the eventual description of "big red" which was named Aglaia mackiana.
In addition, disease control efforts have led to significant progress toward the elimination of malaria in Haiti as well as the elimination of lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic infection that leads to elephantiasis.
As a result of these degrading actions, vegetation specifically elephantiasis and papyrus that used to flourish in the wetland and provide fish breeding grounds are not there anymore.
There is also care provided for the common cold, fungal growths, fractures, seizures, and open wounds on Simon's Elephantiasis legs.