elephantiasis elephantiasis  /ˌɛ lɪ fən ˈtaɪ ə sɪs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis

Usage(s):

  1. A recent checkup confirmed my worst suspicions: I'm borderline everything, from diabetes to elephantiasis.
  2. But when a disturbance occurs in the fraught, supersaturated relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, elephantiasis may occur.
  3. The Culex pipiens can carry the West Nile Virus, encephalitis and elephantiasis.

News

  • Haiti Moves A Step Closer Toward Eradicating Elephantiasis

    Haiti has finally carried out a nationwide campaign to get rid of the parasitic worms that cause elephantiasis. Haiti has waged other campaigns against the condition, characterized by severe disfiguration of the legs and arms. read more
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

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Quotes

  • "Uganda, like many other African countries, is affected by the neglected tropical diseases like river blindness, bilharzia, intestinal worms, trachoma and elephantiasis," Museveni said.
    on Dec 8, 2008 By: Yoweri Museveni Source: New Vision

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