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encephalomalacia

[ en-sef-uh-loh-muh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh ]
/ ɛnˌsɛf ə loʊ məˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə /
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noun Pathology.

a softness or degeneration of brain tissue, as caused by impairment of the blood supply; softening of the brain.

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Origin of encephalomalacia

From New Latin, dating back to 1835–45; see origin at encephalo-, malacia
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Medical definitions for encephalomalacia

encephalomalacia
[ ĕn-sĕf′ə-lō-mə-lāshə ]

n.

Softening of brain tissue, usually caused by vascular insufficiency or degenerative changes.cerebromalacia
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