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

First Known Use of western equine encephalitis

1933, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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

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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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