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Elephantiasis

disease

Elephantiasis, chronic disease characterized by gross thickening of the skin or swelling of the lower limbs and external genital organs. The most common form is a tropical disease due to filariae (parasitic worms) entering the lymph channels and causing obstruction.

See also: Filaria.

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