polio encephalitis


noun Pathology.
a disease characterized by inflammation of the gray matter of the brain.
poliomyelitis affecting the cerebrum.
Also, poliencephalitis [poh-lee-en-sef-uh-lahy-tis] .

1880–85; < Neo-Latin < Greek polió(s) gray + Neo-Latin encephalitis encephalitis

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polioencephalitis po·li·o·en·ceph·a·li·tis (pō'lē-ō-ěn-sěf'ə-lī'tĭs)
An acute infectious inflammation of the brain's gray matter, either of the cortex or of the central nuclei.

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