lox·​os·​ce·​lism läk-ˈsäs-ə-ˌliz-əm How to pronounce loxoscelism (audio)
: a painful condition resulting from the bite of a spider of the genus Loxosceles and especially the brown recluse spider (L. reclusa) that is characterized by local necrosis of tissue and sometimes systemic symptoms of poisoning

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“Loxoscelism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/loxoscelism. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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