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leontiasis

[ lee-uhn-tahy-uh-sis ]
/ 藢li 蓹n藞ta瑟 蓹 s瑟s /
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noun Pathology.
a lionlike facial distortion.
Also called le路on路ti路a路sis os路se路a [os-ee-uh]. /藞蓲s i 蓹/. an overgrowth of the cranial and facial bones resulting in a lionlike appearance.
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Origin of leontiasis

<Greek leont-, stem of l茅艒nlion + -iasis
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How to use leontiasis in a sentence

  • 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
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