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encephalomyocarditis

[en-sef-uh-loh-mahy-oh-kahr-dahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a viral infection of the central nervous system and skeletal and heart muscle causing degeneration of tissue.
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Origin of encephalomyocarditis

First recorded in 1945–50; encephalo- + myocarditis
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encephalomyocarditis in Medicine

encephalomyocarditis

(ĕn-sĕf′ə-lō-mī′ō-kär-dītĭs)
n.
  1. An acute viral disease characterized by inflammation and degeneration of skeletal and cardiac muscle and lesions of the central nervous system.
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