ELEPHANTI'ASIS, n. [L.and Gr. from elephant.]
A species of leprosy, so called from covering the skin with incrustations, like those of an elephant. It is a chronic and contagious disease, marked by a thickening and greasiness of the legs, with loss of hair and feeling, a swelling of the face, and a hoarse, nasal voice. It affects the whole body; the bones, as well as the skin, are covered with spots and tumors, at first red, but afterwards black.
EL-E-PHANT-I'A-SIS, n. [L. and Gr. from ελεφας, elephant.]
A disease of the skin, often confounded with leprosy, from which nevertheless it is quite distinct. In this disease, the thin is thick, livid, rugose, tuberculate; insensible as respects feeling; eyes fierce and staring; perspiration highly offensive. J. M. Good.
- A disease of the skin, in which it become
enormously thickened, and is rough, hard, and fissured, like an