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encephalitis

[en-sef-uh-lahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the substance of the brain.
  2. Also called encephali·tis le·thar·gi·ca [li-thahr-ji-kuh] /lɪˈθɑr dʒɪ kə/. a form of this condition, caused by a filterable virus and characterized by apathy and abnormal sleepiness; sleeping sickness.
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Origin of encephalitis

First recorded in 1835–45; encephal- + -itis
Related formsen·ceph·a·lit·ic [en-sef-uh-lit-ik] /ɛnˌsɛf əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjectivepost·en·ceph·a·lit·ic, adjectivepseu·do·en·ceph·a·lit·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for postencephalitic

encephalitis

noun
  1. inflammation of the brain
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Derived Formsencephalitic (ˌɛnsɛfəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for postencephalitic

encephalitis

n.

1843, from medical Latin encephalon (from Greek enkephalos "brain," literally "within the head," from en "in" + kephale "head;" see cephalo-) + -itis.

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postencephalitic in Medicine

encephalitis

(ĕn-sĕf′ə-lītĭs)
n. pl. en•ceph•a•lit•i•des (-lĭtĭ-dēz)
  1. Inflammation of the brain.cephalitis
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Related formsen•ceph′a•litic (-lĭtĭk) adj.
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postencephalitic in Science

encephalitis

[ĕn-sĕf′ə-lītĭs]
  1. Inflammation of the brain, usually caused by infection with a virus.
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postencephalitic in Culture

encephalitis

[(en-sef-uh-leye-tis)]

An inflammation of the brain. Encephalitis may be caused by a virus or lead poisoning, or it may be a complication of another disease, such as influenza or measles. Encephalitis can cause permanent brain damage or death. It is also possible, however, to recover from it completely.

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