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el•e•phan•ti•a•sis



Pronunciation: (el"u-fun-tī'u-sis, -fan-), [key]
n.
1. Pathol.a chronic filarial disease resulting in lymphatic obstruction, characterized by marked enlargement of the parts affected, esp. of the legs and scrotum, transmitted by mosquitoes.
2. untoward growth or development: bureaucratic elephantiasis.

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