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encephalomyelitis

[en-sef-uh-loh-mahy-uh-lahy-tis] /ɛnˌsɛf ə loʊˌmaɪ əˈlaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology.
1.
inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
Origin of encephalomyelitis
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; encephalo- + myelitis
Related forms
encephalomyelitic
[en-sef-uh-loh-mahy-uh-lit-ik] /ɛnˌsɛf ə loʊˌmaɪ əˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for encephalomyelitis

encephalomyelitis

/ɛnˌsɛfələʊˌmaɪəˈlaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
acute inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
Derived Forms
encephalomyelitic (ɛnˌsɛfələʊˌmaɪəˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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encephalomyelitis in Medicine

encephalomyelitis en·ceph·a·lo·my·e·li·tis (ěn-sěf'ə-lō-mī'ə-lī'tĭs)
n.
An acute inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

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