elephant skin

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elephant skin

Dermatology
A descriptive term for skin with subcutaneous oedema, redundancy and dermal thickening (elephantiasis), which is seen in infection by Onchocerca volvulus.
 
ENT
A fanciful term for Grade-3 laryngeal oedema caused by prolonged acid reflux, with redundant thickened mucosa and an airway to laryngeal diameter ratio of less than one-half.
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She passed over Pieria and fair Emathia, and went on and on till she came to the snowy ranges of the Thracian horsemen, over whose topmost crests she sped without ever setting foot to ground.
1-10) Muses of Pieria who give glory through song, come hither, tell of Zeus your father and chant his praise.