Saint Louis encephalitis

noun
Saint Lou·​is encephalitis | \ -ˈlü-əs- How to pronounce Saint Louis encephalitis (audio) \
variants: or St. Louis encephalitis

Definition of Saint Louis encephalitis

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

First Known Use of Saint Louis encephalitis

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Saint Louis encephalitis

St. Louis, Missouri

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The first known use of Saint Louis encephalitis was in 1934

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“Saint Louis encephalitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saint%20Louis%20encephalitis. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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Saint Louis encephalitis

noun
Saint Lou·​is encephalitis | \ -ˌlü-əs- How to pronounce Saint Louis encephalitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of Saint Louis encephalitis

: 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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