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Pronunciation: o'to-en-sef'a-li'tis

Definition: Inflammation of the brain by extension of the process from the middle ear and mastoid cells.

Synonym(s): otocerebritis

[oto- + G. enkephalos, brain, + -itis, inflammation]

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