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Definition: 'Loxoscelism'

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loxoscelism

Type: Term

Pronunciation: loks-os′ĕ-lizm

Definitions:
1. 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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