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leontiasis

[lee-uh n-tahy-uh-sis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a lionlike facial distortion.
  2. 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.
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Origin of leontiasis

< Greek leont-, stem of léōn lion + -iasis
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Historical Examples

  • 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


leontiasis in Medicine

leontiasis

(lē′ən-tīə-sĭs)
n.
  1. 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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