elephantiasis

Definitions of elephantiasis
  1. noun
    hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
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    types:
    elephantiasis neuromatosa
    hypertrophy of a limb
    chyloderma, elephantiasis scroti
    swelling of the scrotum resulting from chronic lymphatic obstruction
    nevoid elephantiasis, pachyderma
    thickening of the skin (usually unilateral on an extremity) caused by congenital enlargement of lymph vessel and lymph vessel obstruction
    type of:
    hypertrophy
    abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
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