Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Same as pachyderma.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine Elephantiasis.
  • noun medicine Increased resistance of the red cells in anemia.

Etymologies

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

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