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Venezuelan equine encephalitis

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noun Ven·e·zu·e·lan equine encephalitis \ ˌven-əz(-ə)-ˈwā-lən- \
variants: also Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis

medical Definition of Venezuelan equine encephalitis

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  • 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)9 Nov. 2005

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