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Medical Term:

Winterbottom sign

Pronunciation: win-ter-bot'om

Definition: swelling of the posterior cervical lymph nodes, characteristic of early stages of African trypanosomiasis; useful for surveys or control of migrations of people with preclinical infections from areas in which the disease is endemic.

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