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encephalitis (n.)

"inflammation of the brain," 1843, from encephalo- "the brain" + -itis "inflammation." Related: Encephalitic.

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Definitions of encephalitis from WordNet

encephalitis (n.)
inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use);
Synonyms: cephalitis / phrenitis
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