en·​ceph·​a·​lo·​ma·​la·​cia in-ˌsef-ə-lō-mə-ˈlā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce encephalomalacia (audio)
: softening of the brain due to degenerative changes in nervous tissue (as in crazy chick disease)
encephalomalacic adjective

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“Encephalomalacia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/encephalomalacia. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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