Venezuelan equine encephalitis

noun
variants: or less commonly Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis

Definition of Venezuelan equine encephalitis

: equine encephalitis occurring from northern South America to Mexico : equine encephalitis c A pioneer in vaccine research, he [Robert Johnston] and his co-workers used genetic engineering to develop a vaccine for Venezuelan equine encephalitis, a deadly disease in South and Central America that affects people and livestock and is transmitted by mosquitoes.— Sabine Volmer abbreviation VEE

First Known Use of Venezuelan equine encephalitis

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Venezuelan equine encephalitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Venezuelan%20equine%20encephalitis. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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Venezuelan equine encephalitis

noun
Ven·​e·​zu·​e·​lan equine encephalitis | \ ˌven-əz(-ə)-ˈwā-lən- How to pronounce Venezuelan equine encephalitis (audio) \
variants: also Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis

Medical Definition of Venezuelan equine encephalitis

: equine encephalitis occurring from northern South America to Mexico : equine encephalitis sense c Venezuelan equine encephalitis, a deadly disease in South and Central America that affects people and livestock and is transmitted by mosquitoes. — Sabine Vollmer, The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)

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