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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: po'nos

Definition: A disease occurring in young children in some Greek islands, characterized by enlargement of the spleen, hemorrhages, fever, and cachexia; possibly the infantile form of visceral leishmaniasis.

[G. toil, fatigue, pain]

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