Definition of elephantiasis, elephantiosis
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LNS
elephantiasis, elephantiasis
(elephantiōsis, elephantiōsis)
elephantiasis, elephantiosis, elephas, elephantia, elephanticus
ἐλεφαντίασις
noun (f., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. a very virulent kind of leprosy, elephantiasis
Abbreviations
elephantiasis (-tiōsis, Veg. A. V. 4, 3, 4; August. de Gen. ad Lit. 9, 10), is, f., = ἐλεφαντίασις, a very virulent kind of leprosy, elephantiasis, Plin. 26, 1, 5, § 7 sq.; 20, 10, 42, § 109; 20, 14, 52, § 144; Veg. A. V. 1, 9; 1, 16; 4, 3, 4 (in Cels. 3, 25, written as Greek). Also called elephas, q. v., and elephantia, ae, Scrib. Comp. 250; and elephanticus morbus, Isid. Orig. 4, 8, 12. One who labors under it is called elephantiacus, Firm. Math. 8, 19 fin.; Hier. in Ezech. 6, 18, 6; and elephanti-cus, id. ib. 8, 28; and elephantiōsus, August. de Gen. ad Lit. 9, 10; App. Herb. 84, 3.
 
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