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encephalomalacia

[en-sef-uh-loh-muh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh] /ɛnˌsɛf ə loʊ məˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
a softness or degeneration of brain tissue, as caused by impairment of the blood supply; softening of the brain.
Origin of encephalomalacia
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin; see encephalo-, malacia
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encephalomalacia in Medicine

encephalomalacia en·ceph·a·lo·ma·la·ci·a (ěn-sěf'ə-lō-mə-lā'shē-ə, -shə)
n.
Softening of brain tissue, usually caused by vascular insufficiency or degenerative changes. Also called cerebromalacia.

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