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encephalomyelitis

[ en-sef-uh-loh-mahy-uh-lahy-tis ]
/ ɛnˌsɛf ə loʊˌmaɪ əˈlaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.

inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

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Origin of encephalomyelitis

First recorded in 1905–10; encephalo- + myelitis

OTHER WORDS FROM encephalomyelitis

en·ceph·a·lo·my·e·lit·ic [en-sef-uh-loh-mahy-uh-lit-ik], /ɛnˌsɛf ə loʊˌmaɪ əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for encephalomyelitis

encephalomyelitis
/ (ɛnˌsɛfələʊˌmaɪəˈlaɪtɪs) /

noun

acute inflammation of the brain and spinal cord

Derived forms of encephalomyelitis

encephalomyelitic (ɛnˌsɛfələʊˌmaɪəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for encephalomyelitis

encephalomyelitis
[ ĕn-sĕf′ə-lō-mī′ə-lītĭs ]

n.

An acute inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
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