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Medical Term:

loxoscelism

Pronunciation: loks-os'e-lizm

Definition: A clinical illness produced by the brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusus, of North America; characterized by gangrenous slough at the site of the bite, nausea, malaise, fever, hemolysis, and thrombocytopenia.

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