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loxoscelism

[ lŏk-sŏsə-lĭz′əm ]
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n.

A condition produced by the bite of the brown recluse spider of North America and characterized by a gangrenous slough at the site of bite, nausea, malaise, fever, hemolysis, and thrombocytopenia.

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