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elephantiasis (ˌɛlɪfənˈtaɪəsɪs)
pathol See also filariasis a complication of chronic filariasis, in which nematode worms block the lymphatic vessels, usually in the legs or scrotum, causing extreme enlargement of the affected area
[C16: via Latin from Greek, from elephaselephant + -iasis]

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