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Noun: encephalitis (encephalitides)  en,se-fu'lI-tus
  1. Inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever
    - cephalitis, phrenitis [archaic]

Derived forms: encephalitides

Type of: inflammation, redness, rubor [rare]

Encyclopedia: Encephalitis, tick-borne