elephantiasis

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English[edit]

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The swollen legs of someone suffering from elephantiasis.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin elephas + -iasis.

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Noun[edit]

elephantiasis (usually uncountable, plural elephantiases)

  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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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ἐλεφᾰντῐ́ᾱσῐς(elephantíāsis).

Noun[edit]

elephantiasis f (genitive elephantiasis); third declension

  1. elephantiasis (a very virulent kind of leprosy)

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular
nominative elephantiasis
genitive elephantiasis
dative elephantiasī
accusative elephantiasin
elephantiasim
ablative elephantiasi
vocative elephantiasis

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