Elephantoid El"e*phan*toid` (?; 277), Elephantoidal El`e*phan*toid"al, a. [Elephant + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Resembling an elephant in form or appearance. [1913 Webster]

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  • elephantoid — el·e·phan·toid .el ə fan .tȯid, el ə fən adj resembling, affected by, or relating to elephantiasis <elephantoid tissue> * * * el·e·phan·toid (el″ĕ fanґtoid) relating to or resembling elephantiasis …   Medical dictionary

  • elephantoid — elephant ► NOUN (pl. same or elephants) ▪ a very large plant eating mammal with a trunk, long curved tusks, and large ears, native to Africa and southern Asia. DERIVATIVES elephantoid adjective. ORIGIN Greek elephas ivory, elephant …   English terms dictionary

  • elephantoid — adjective resembling an elephant in form or appearance …   Wiktionary

  • elephantoid — el·e·phan·toid …   English syllables

  • elephantoid — |elə|fan.ˌtȯid, ˈeləfən adjective 1. : of or resembling an elephant 2. [New Latin elephantiasis + English oid] : resembling or relating to elephantiasis …   Useful english dictionary

  • elephantoid fever — a recurrent acute febrile condition occurring with filariasis, sometimes associated with elephantiasis or lymphangitis …   Medical dictionary

  • Elephantoidal — Elephantoid El e*phan*toid (?; 277), Elephantoidal El e*phan*toid al, a. [Elephant + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Resembling an elephant in form or appearance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elephant — elephantoid, adj. /el euh feuhnt/, n., pl. elephants, (esp. collectively) elephant for 1. 1. either of two large, five toed pachyderms of the family Elephantidae, characterized by a long, prehensile trunk formed of the nose and upper lip,… …   Universalium

  • Fever — Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degrees F. (37 degrees C.), in practice a person is usually not considered to have a significant fever until the temperature is above 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C.).… …   Medical dictionary

  • elephant — noun /ˈelɪfənt/ a) A mammal of the order Proboscidea, having a trunk, and two large ivory tusks jutting from the upper jaw. Lets play hide and seek. Ill count. One elephant, two elephant, three elephant... b) Anything huge and ponderous …   Wiktionary