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Etymology

1. encephalitis

noun. ['ɛnˌsɛfəˈlaɪtəs'] 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

  • inflammation
  • cerebromeningitis
  • equine encephalomyelitis
  • sleepy sickness
  • equine encephalitis
  • herpes simplex encephalitis
  • rubor
  • panencephalitis
  • acute inclusion body encephalitis
  • herpes encephalitis
  • acute hemorrhagic encephalitis
  • cephalitis
  • encephalomeningitis
  • leukoencephalitis
  • lethargic encephalitis
  • epidemic encephalitis
  • sleeping sickness
  • meningoencephalitis
  • West Nile encephalitis
  • redness
  • phrenitis

Antonyms

  • unexciting
  • achromatic color

Etymology

  • -itis (English)
  • encephal- (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Encephalitis

  • osteoarthritis
  • meningitis
  • mastoiditis
  • laryngitis
  • hepatitis
  • gastritis
  • bronchitis
  • detritus
  • arthritis
  • zemaitis
  • unitas
  • fleitas
  • titus
  • situs

Example sentences of the word encephalitis


1. Noun, singular or mass
Japanese encephalitis may also be a risk if you are visiting rural farming areas.

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