from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Elephantiasis.
  • n. Increased resistance of the red cells in anemia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as pachyderma.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chronic disease marked by repeated attacks of dermatitis of erysipelatous form, with more or less phlebitis, lymphangitis, and lymphadenitis, accompanied and followed by hypertrophy and infiltration of the skin and subjacent tissues.


Ancient Greek παχύς (pakhus, "thick") + Ancient Greek δέρμα (derma, "skin, hide"). (Wiktionary)


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