encephalopathy

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noun en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy \in-ˌse-fə-ˈlä-pə-thē\

Definition of encephalopathy

plural

encephalopathies

  1. :  a disease of the brain; especially :  one involving alterations of brain structure

encephalopathic

play \in-ˌse-fə-lə-ˈpa-thik\ adjective

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First Known Use of encephalopathy

1866


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encephalopathy

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noun en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy \in-ˌsef-ə-ˈläp-ə-thē\

Medical Definition of encephalopathy

plural

encephalopathies

  1. :  a disease of the brain; especially :  one involving alterations of brain structure

encephalopathic

\-lə-ˈpath-ik\play adjective

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