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rhino- +‎ scleroma


rhinoscleroma (plural rhinoscleromas or rhinoscleromata)

  1. (medicine) A rare skin disease with very hard, more or less flattened, prominences, appearing first upon the nose and subsequently upon the neighboring parts, especially the lips, palate, and throat.
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