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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Such patterns as Safari emulate a tanned leather look on a textured jacquard in a variety of colorways: ebony, cashew, moss, delft and mahogany, while Tangiers is a heat-transferred elephant skin design featured on both a jacquard and sheer.
You have to develop an elephant skin to be in this business.
One pair is made from NFL footballs, there is one pair made of elephant skin for riding motorcycles, and a pair of kangaroo skill for when it's over 90 degrees.
I could put my rhino skin on if it gets half bad, and if it gets really bad I can put my elephant skin on top of that.
wrinkles such as elephant skin, crow's feet or alligator skin;
Allowing the sale of ivory and elephant skin inevitably means suffering and exploitation.