- a lionlike facial distortion.
- Also called le·on·ti·a·sis os·se·a [os-ee-uh] /ˈɒs i ə/. an overgrowth of the cranial and facial bones resulting in a lionlike appearance.
Origin of leontiasis
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The disease was called "leontiasis," and consisted of an enormous over-development of bone and skin on one side.A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
- The ridges and furrows on the forehead and cheeks of patients who have advanced lepromatous leprosy, giving a leonine appearance.leonine facies
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