pachydermy

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.

pachydermy

 A nonspecific term for leathery subcutaneous induration due to an accumulation of inelastic connective tissue, as occurs in acromegaly or due to accumulation of protein-rich mucin, collagen and fibroblasts, as occurs in myxedema
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Cut Out Tights and Pachydermy," New York Sun (April 27, 1910), RLC, Vol.