le·​on·​ti·​a·​sis ˌlē-ən-ˈtī-ə-səs How to pronounce leontiasis (audio)
plural leontiases -ˌsēz How to pronounce leontiasis (audio)
: leprosy affecting the flesh of the face and giving it an appearance suggestive of a lion

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“Leontiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/leontiasis. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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