leonine facies

leonine facies
facies leontina [“lion's face”] a deeply furrowed, lionlike appearance of the face, seen in certain cases of advanced lepromatous leprosy and in other diseases associated with facial edema, such as coast erysipelas. Called also leontiasis.

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