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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

lymphostatic elephantiasis  listen  (lim-foh-STA-tik EH-luh-fun-TY-uh-sis)

  A condition in which tissue or a limb becomes very swollen and thick, and changes color. It is caused by a block in the flow of lymph and a buildup of fluid in tissues. Also called stage III lymphedema.