encephalitis lethargica

noun
encephalitis le·​thar·​gi·​ca | \ -li-ˈthär-ji-kə, -le- How to pronounce encephalitis lethargica (audio) \

Medical Definition of encephalitis lethargica

: epidemic virus encephalitis in which somnolence is marked

called also lethargic encephalitis

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