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Saint Louis encephalitis

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noun Saint Lou·is encephalitis \-ˈlü-əs-\

Definition of Saint Louis encephalitis

  1. :  a North American encephalitis that is caused by a flavivirus (species St. Louis encephalitis virus of the genus Flavivirus) transmitted by several culex mosquitoes



Origin and Etymology of saint louis encephalitis

St. Louis, Missouri


First Known Use: 1934


Medical Dictionary

Saint Louis encephalitis

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noun Saint Lou·is encephalitis \-ˌlü-əs-\

Medical Definition of Saint Louis encephalitis

  1. :  a North American encephalitis that is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus (species Saint Louis encephalitis virus) transmitted by several mosquitoes of the genus Culex




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