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Pronunciation: po'le-o-en-sef'a-lo-me-ning'go-mi'e-li'tis

Definition: Inflammation of the gray matter of the brain and spinal cord and of the meningeal covering of the parts.

[polio- + G. enkephalos, brain, + meninx, membrane, + myelon, marrow, + -itis, inflammation]

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