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phrenitis

[fri-nahy-tis] /frɪˈnaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology, (formerly)
1.
inflammation of the brain; encephalitis.
2.
delirium; frenzy.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Late Latin phrenītis delirium, frenzy < Greek phrenîtis. See phren-, -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for phrenitis

phrenitis

/frɪˈnaɪtɪs/
noun (rare)
1.
another name for encephalitis
2.
a state of frenzy; delirium
Derived Forms
phrenitic (frɪˈnɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C17: via Late Latin from Greek: delirium, from phrēn mind, diaphragm +-itis
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phrenitis in Medicine

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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