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Meaning of ENCEPHALITIS

Pronunciation:  en`sefu'lItis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
 

ENCEPHALITIS is a 12 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: cephalitis, phrenitis
 
 See Also: acute hemorrhagic encephalitis, acute inclusion body encephalitis, encephalitis lethargica, epidemic encephalitis, equine encephalitis, equine encephalomyelitis, herpes encephalitis, herpes simplex encephalitis, inflammation, lethargic encephalitis, leukoencephalitis, panencephalitis, redness, rubor, sleeping sickness, sleepy sickness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*ceph`a*li"tis\, n. [NL., from Gr. ? the brain +
-itis.] (Med.)
Inflammation of the brain. -- {En`ceph*a*lit"ic}, a.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: a viral infection of the brain.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Inflammation of the brain; it's most often caused by a virus transmitted by a mosquito that has recently fed on an infected person, but bacteria, bleeding, or poison can cause the illness.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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