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elephantiasis

el·e·phan·ti·a·sis

elephantiasis

 
pronunciation:
e l fn taI sihs
part of speech: noun
definition: a chronic tropical disease, usu. caused by nematode worms, marked by lymphatic obstruction that results in an enormous enlargement and hardening of the skin and tissue just below the skin, esp. of the legs and scrotum.
derivation: elephantiasic (adj.)