[ ser-uh-brahy-tis ]
/ ˌsɛr əˈbraɪ tɪs /


inflammation of the brain, especially of the cerebrum.

Nearby words

  1. cerebral vesicle,
  2. cerebrate,
  3. cerebration,
  4. cerebric,
  5. cerebriform,
  6. cerebro-,
  7. cerebrohepatorenal syndrome,
  8. cerebroid,
  9. cerebroma,
  10. cerebromalacia

Origin of cerebritis

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

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Examples from the Web for cerebritis

  • 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.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture

Medicine definitions for cerebritis


[ sĕr′ə-brītĭs ]


Nonlocalized inflammation of the cerebrum.

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