(pathology) A complication of chronic filariasis, in which nematode worms block the lymphatic vessels, usually in the legs or scrotum, causing extreme enlargement of the infected area.
A disease of the skin, in which it become enormously thickened, and is rough, hard, and fissured, like an elephant's hide.
hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
Elephantiasis is the enlargement and hardening of limbs or body parts due to tissue swelling. It is characterised by edema, hypertrophy, and fibrosis of skin and subcutaneous tissues, due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels.