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encephalomyocarditis

[ en-sef-uh-loh-mahy-oh-kahr-dahy-tis ]
/ ɛnˈsɛf ə loʊˌmaɪ oʊ kɑrˈdaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.
a viral infection of the central nervous system and skeletal and heart muscle causing degeneration of tissue.
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Origin of encephalomyocarditis

First recorded in 1945–50; encephalo- + myocarditis
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