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polioencephalitis

[ poh-lee-oh-en-sef-uh-lahy-tis ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. a disease characterized by inflammation of the gray matter of the brain.
  2. poliomyelitis affecting the cerebrum.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of polioencephalitis1

1880–85; < New Latin < Greek polió ( s ) gray + New Latin encephalitis encephalitis

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