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Medical Term:

leontiasis

Pronunciation: le'on-ti'a-sis

Definition: The ridges and furrows on the forehead and cheeks of patients with advanced lepromatous leprosy, giving a leonine appearance.

Synonym(s): leonine facies

[G. leon (leont-), lion]

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