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elephantiasis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elephantiasis  \El`e*phan*ti"a*sis\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  from  ?, 
  ?,  an  elephant.]  (Med.) 
  A  disease  of  the  skin,  in  which  it  become  enormously 
  thickened,  and  is  rough,  hard,  and  fissured,  like  an 
  elephant's  hide. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elephantiasis 
  n  :  hypertrophy  of  certain  body  parts  (usually  legs  and 
  scrotum);  the  end  state  of  the  disease  filariasis 




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