diffuse inflammation of the entire brain
Hypernyms: ↑encephalitis, ↑cephalitis, ↑phrenitis

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\\¦panˌ\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from pan- + encephalitis
: inflammation of the brain affecting both white and gray matter — see subacute sclerosing panencephalitis herein

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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