[ US /ˌɛɫɪfənˈtaɪəsɪs/ ]
[ UK /ˈɛlɪfˌɑːnʃɪˌæsiz/ ]
  1. hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
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How To Use elephantiasis In A Sentence

  • In their research, the boffins are working with parasites called filarial nematodes, which can cause conditions such as elephantiasis. Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7
  • Thus the elephantiasis, being an intense scabbiness, is not a new kind; nor is the water-dread distinguished from other melancholic and stomachical affections but only by the degree. Essays and Miscellanies
  • Acute episodes of local inflammation involving skin, lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels often accompany the chronic lymphoedema or elephantiasis.
  • -- General dropsy, elephantiasis, lipomata, myxedema, and various other affections in which there is a hypertrophic change of the connective tissues may be mistaken for general obesity; on the other hand, a fatty, pendulous abdomen may simulate the appearances of pregnancy or even of ovarian cyst (Fig. 172). Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine
  • More than 1.3 billion people in 81 countries worldwide are threatened by lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis.
  • A sequel of chronic lymphangitis is a condition known as elephantiasis. Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1
  • The new commitments aim to eradicate or reduce leprosy, lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantiasis), blinding trachoma, sleeping sickness, Guinea worm, schistosomiasis (also called bilharzia), river blindness, soil-transmitted helminthes, Chagas disease and visceral leishmaniasis. Agencies, Drug Makers, Gates Target 10 Diseases
  • Lying across from them near the entrance to the bagi was a middle-aged man whose lower leg was infected with elephantiasis. The Serpent and the Rainbow
  • The extent of the involvement and the intensity of the affection vary materially in different cases and a chronic lymphangitis may succeed the acute attacks and finally in some instances, elephantiasis results. Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1
  • But what undermines the book "is not simply the blatancy of the symbolism, or the conversations in which everyone makes their part in the novel's psychological framing just a shade too clear, but a kind of procedural elephantiasis. Critical eye: book reviews roundup
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