western equine encephalitis

noun
variants: or Western equine encephalitis or less commonly western equine encephalomyelitis or Western equine encephalomyelitis

Definition of western equine encephalitis

: equine encephalitis occurring in the western U.S. and Canada : equine encephalitis sense b While there is no specific treatment for western equine encephalitis, prevention centers on controlling mosquitoes and avoiding mosquito bites.— Frank X. Mullen, Jr. abbreviation WEE

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Western equine encephalitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/western%20equine%20encephalitis. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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western equine encephalitis

noun
variants: or Western equine encephalitis also western equine encephalomyelitis or Western equine encephalomyelitis

Medical Definition of western equine encephalitis

: equine encephalitis occurring in the western U.S. and Canada : equine encephalitis sense b While there is no specific treatment for western equine encephalitis, prevention centers on controlling mosquitoes and avoiding mosquito bites.— Frank X. Mullen Jr., The Reno (Nevada) Gazette-Journal abbreviation WEE

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