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encephalomyocarditis

noun en·ceph·a·lo·myo·car·di·tis \-ˌmī-ə-kär-ˈdī-təs\

Definition of ENCEPHALOMYOCARDITIS

:  an acute febrile disease especially of swine and some nonhuman primates caused by a picornavirus (species Encephalomyocarditis virus of the genus Cardiovirus) and marked by degeneration and inflammation of skeletal and cardiac muscle and lesions of the central nervous system
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Origin of ENCEPHALOMYOCARDITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1947
Medical Dictionary

encephalomyocarditis

noun en·ceph·a·lo·myo·car·di·tis \-ˌmī-ə-kär-ˈdīt-əs\

Medical Definition of ENCEPHALOMYOCARDITIS

:  an acute febrile virus disease that affects numerous vertebrates including humans but is of serious clinical significance mostly in swine, that is caused by any of several strains of a picornavirus (genus Cardiovirus), and that in swine is characterized especially by degeneration and inflammation of skeletal and cardiac muscle and lesions of the central nervous system

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