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  • adj. resembling an elephant in form or appearance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling an elephant in form or appearance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form of an elephant.
  • n. An elephantid.
  • Pertaining to or having the character of elephantiasis.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Trader To The Stars

  • The true pathology of the elephantoid diseases may thus be briefly summarized: A parent filaria in

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 384, May 12, 1883

  • 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.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 384, May 12, 1883

  • The elephantoid change was below the waist, yet at the time of report the woman weighed 387 pounds.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • 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.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • 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.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • 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.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Figure 276 represents a remarkable elephantoid change in the hand of an elderly German woman.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • There are several old accounts of scrotal tumors which have evidently been elephantoid in conformation.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • 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.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

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