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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: el'e-op'a-the

Definition: A rare condition in which there is boggy swelling of the joints, said to be due to a fatty deposit following contusion; or possibly a condition resulting from the injection of paraffin oil as a form of malingering.

Synonym(s): elaiopathia

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