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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Ex-policeman John, whose name has been changed to protect his undercover work, said: "One trader told us he delivered 30kg of elephant skin to a customer for the first time and he sold it all.
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You have to develop an elephant skin to be in this business.
He is also facing allegations of storing tusks and elephant skin products at his remote farmhouse.
wrinkles such as elephant skin, crow's feet or alligator skin;
Allowing the sale of ivory and elephant skin inevitably means suffering and exploitation.
Helen, 36, claims Mr Evans stores tusks and elephant skin products at his farm near Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.
The following year, he watched a 25ft-long hump with the texture of elephant skin gliding through the water.
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.
And then you have to put an elephant skin over the top of that.