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[ser-uh-brahy-tis] /ˌsɛr əˈbraɪ tɪs/
inflammation of the brain, especially of the cerebrum.
Origin of cerebritis
First recorded in 1865-70; cerebr- + -itis Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Softening and abscess of the brain are terminations of cerebritis.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • It was a poison which produced a mild form of cerebritis that dulled but did not deaden the mental powers.

    The Crack of Doom Robert Cromie
cerebritis in Medicine

cerebritis cer·e·bri·tis (sěr'ə-brī'tĭs)
Nonlocalized inflammation of the cerebrum.

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