polioencephalitis

[ poh-lee-oh-en-sef-uh-lahy-tis ]
/ ˈpoʊ li oʊ ɛnˌsɛf əˈlaɪ tɪs /

noun Pathology.

a disease characterized by inflammation of the gray matter of the brain.
poliomyelitis affecting the cerebrum.

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Also po·li·en·ceph·a·li·tis [poh-lee-en-sef-uh-lahy-tis]. /ˌpoʊ li ɛnˌsɛf əˈlaɪ tɪs/.

Origin of polioencephalitis

1880–85; <New Latin <Greek polió(s) gray + New Latin encephalitisencephalitis
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Medical definitions for polioencephalitis

polioencephalitis
[ pō′lē-ō-ĕn-sĕf′ə-lītĭs ]

n.

An acute infectious inflammation of the brain's gray matter, either of the cortex or of the central nuclei.
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