[ en-sef-uh-loh-muh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh ]
/ ɛnˌsɛf ə loʊ məˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə /
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a softness or degeneration of brain tissue, as caused by impairment of the blood supply; softening of the brain.
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Words nearby encephalomalacia
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Medical definitions for encephalomalacia
[ ĕn-sĕf′ə-lō-mə-lā′shə ]
Softening of brain tissue, usually caused by vascular insufficiency or degenerative changes.cerebromalacia
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