leontiasis

[ lee-uhn-tahy-uh-sis ]
/ ˌli ənˈtaɪ ə sɪs /

noun Pathology.

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.

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Origin of leontiasis

<Greek leont-, stem of léōnlion + -iasis
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Example sentences from the Web for leontiasis

  • 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

Medical definitions for leontiasis

leontiasis
[ lē′ən-tīə-sĭs ]

n.

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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