from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or having the character of elephantiasis.
- Having the form of an elephant.
- noun An elephantid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Zoöl.) Resembling an elephant in form or appearance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective resembling an
elephantin form or appearance
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That's stretching things, I know; the tiger apes and the helmet beasts are highly improbable, to say the least, and the elephantoid isn't much more convincing.
The true pathology of the elephantoid diseases may thus be briefly summarized: A parent filaria in
The explanation given of the manner in which elephantoid disease is produced applies to most, if not all, diseases, with one exception, which result from the presence of the parasite in the human body.
There are several old accounts of scrotal tumors which have evidently been elephantoid in conformation.
Figure 276 represents a remarkable elephantoid change in the hand of an elderly German woman.
The elephantoid change was below the waist, yet at the time of report the woman weighed 387 pounds.
Early in this century Rayer described a case of elephantiasis in a boy of seventeen who, after several attacks of erysipelas, showed marked diminution of the elephantoid change; the fact shows the antagonism of the streptococcus erysipelatis to hypertrophic and malignant processes.
Figure 275 represents a well-known exhibitionist who, from all appearances, is suffering from an elephantoid hypertrophy of the lower extremities, due to a lymphedema.
The leg below the knee has become enormously deformed by the production of the elephantoid masses; the outer side of the thigh remains healthy, but the skin of the inner side has developed so as to form a very large and pendant lobulated mass.
R. Browne, Surgeon-General, reports from the Madras General Hospital an operation on a patient of thirty-five with elephantoid scrotum of six years 'duration.