macrocheilia


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macrocheilia

 [mak″ro-ki´le-ah]
excessive size of the lip.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mac·ro·chei·li·a

, macrochilia (mak'rō-kī'lē-ă, mak'rō-kī'lē-ă),
1. Abnormally enlarged lips. Synonym(s): macrolabia
2. Cavernous lymphangioma of the lip, a condition of permanent swelling of the lip resulting from the presence of greatly distended lymphatic spaces.
[macro- + G. cheilos, lip]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mac·ro·chei·li·a

, macrochilia (mak'rō-kī'lē-ă)
1. Abnormally enlarged lips.
2. Cavernous lymphangioma of the lip, a condition of permanent swelling resulting from the presence of greatly distended lymphatic spaces.
[macro- + G. cheilos, lip]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

macrocheilia

Abnormally large lips.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

mac·ro·chei·li·a

, macrochilia (mak'rō-kī'lē-ă)
1. Abnormally enlarged lips.
2. Cavernous lymphangioma of the lip, a condition of permanent swelling due to greatly distended lymphatic spaces.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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