panencephalitis

[ păn′ĕn-sĕf′ə-lītĭs ]

n.

Encephalitis that affects both the gray and white matter of the brain, resulting in progressive loss of mental and motor functions.

Nearby words

  1. peterson,
  2. peterson, roger tory,
  3. pethidine,
  4. petiolar,
  5. petiolate,
  6. petiolule,
  7. petipa,
  8. petipa, marius,
  9. petit,
  10. petit beurre


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