[ ser-uh-brahy-tis ]

  1. inflammation of the brain, especially of the cerebrum.

Origin of cerebritis

First recorded in 1865–70; cerebr- + -itis

Words Nearby cerebritis

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How to use cerebritis in a sentence

  • 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
  • Softening and abscess of the brain are terminations of cerebritis.

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