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elephantiasis

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noun el·e·phan·ti·a·sis \ˌel-ə-fən-ˈtī-ə-səs, -ˌfan-\

Medical Definition of elephantiasis

plural el·e·phan·ti·a·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  enlargement and thickening of tissues; specifically :  the enormous enlargement of a limb or the scrotum caused by obstruction of lymphatics by filarial worms of the genus Wuchereria (W. bancrofti) or a related genus (Brugia malayi)




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