phrenitis

phrenitis

[fri-nahy-tis]
noun Pathology, (formerly)
1.
inflammation of the brain; encephalitis.
2.
delirium; frenzy.

Origin:
1615–25; < Late Latin phrenītis delirium, frenzy < Greek phrenîtis. See phren-, -itis

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phrenitis (frɪˈnaɪtɪs)
 
n
1.  another name for encephalitis
2.  a state of frenzy; delirium
 
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek: delirium, from phrēn mind, diaphragm +-itis]
 
phrenitic
 
adj

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phrenitis phre·ni·tis (frĭ-nī'tĭs)
n.

  1. Inflammation of the diaphragm.

  2. Encephalitis. No longer in technical use.


phre·nit'ic (-nĭt'ĭk) adj.
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