spongiform encephalopathy

n.

Encephalopathy characterized by progressive diffuse vacuolation of the cerebral cortex.

Nearby words

  1. sponged ware,
  2. spongefly,
  3. sponger,
  4. spongeware,
  5. spongiform,
  6. spongillafly,
  7. spongin,
  8. spongio-,
  9. spongioblast,
  10. spongioblastoma


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