elephantiasis

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The swollen legs of someone suffering from elephantiasis.

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From Latin elephas, +‎ -iasis.

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elephantiasis (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) A complication of chronic filariasis, in which nematode worms block the lymphatic vessels, usually in the legs or scrotum, causing extreme enlargement of the infected area.

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