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polioencephalitis

[poh-lee-oh-en-sef-uh-lahy-tis] /ˈpoʊ li oʊ ɛnˌsɛf əˈlaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
a disease characterized by inflammation of the gray matter of the brain.
2.
poliomyelitis affecting the cerebrum.
Also, poliencephalitis
[poh-lee-en-sef-uh-lahy-tis] /ˌpoʊ li ɛnˌsɛf əˈlaɪ tɪs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Neo-Latin < Greek polió(s) gray + Neo-Latin encephalitis encephalitis
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polio-encephalitis in Medicine

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

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