[lee-uh n-tahy-uh-sis] /ˌli ənˈtaɪ ə sɪs/

noun, Pathology.
a lionlike facial distortion.
Also called leontiasis ossea
[os-ee-uh] /ˈɒs i ə/ (Show IPA). an overgrowth of the cranial and facial bones resulting in a lionlike appearance.

leontiasis le·on·ti·a·sis (lē’ən-tī’ə-sĭs)
The ridges and furrows on the forehead and cheeks of patients who have advanced lepromatous leprosy, giving a leonine appearance. Also called leonine facies.

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