Medical Dictionary

loxoscelism

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noun lox·os·ce·lism \läk-ˈsäs-ə-ˌliz-əm\

Medical Definition of loxoscelism

  1. :  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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