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polioencephalitis

Pronunciation: po'le-o-en-sef'a-li'tis

Definition: Inflammation of the gray matter of the brain, either of the cortex or of the central nuclei; as contrasted to inflammation of the white matter.

[polio- + G. enkephalos, brain, + -tis, inflammation]

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